Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish of family Bramidae, consisting of eight genera and some twenty species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus Stromateus (Stromateus niger, Stromateus argenteus) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
  • n. A marine food fish of Bermuda (Brama Raji).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the East Indies, a fish of the genus Stromateoides, distinguished from the other stromateoids by the restricted lateral branchial apertures.
  • n. Loosely, any fish of the family Stromateidæ.
  • n. A bramoid fish, Brama rayi, Ray's seabream or hen-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food

Etymologies

Perhaps derived from Portuguese pampano, a kind of fish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Product does not contain pomfret, squid, shrimp or crab.

    Fish Sauce and Fine Print

  • So after coming from work, I used to flip through the yellow pages, call the fishmongers and pester them with questions about "pomfret", "mackrel", "king fish"...

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • "Profit-making fish such as pomfret have gone 12 to 14 nautical miles away, so men go far into the sea.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Ratnagiri boasts an annual catch of 1,25,000 tonnes of a variety of fish, including pomfret, surmai (kingfish), bangda (Indian mackerel) and rawas (Indian salmon), but with the project, those numbers could dwindle significantly.

    Field of Fissures

  • Instead of using imported frozen pomfret for a fish curry, for instance, he might use fresh striped bass or halibut.

    One Big Table

  • The label depicts a pomfret, a squid, some shrimp and a crab – the fine print under the picture says this:

    Fish Sauce and Fine Print

  • While Sig used halibut in this recipe, I've tried it with both king fish and pomfret and both taste great.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I love fish in tamarind sauce, and just recently made pomfret fish curry this way.

    Fish in Tamarind Sauce

  • A stuff pomfret which only modern koli has learnt from the Parsees and a Tiger prawn curry with tomatoes.

    Give Your Verdict Readers!

  • But at my back was the world from where I had come: little Zainab and watery-eyed Ammi, pomfret tikka and Kingfisher beer, the wailing of Hariharan, the hot kadai spitting oil and peas and ginger and chili.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

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