Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several marine carangid food fishes chiefly of the genus Trachinotus, especially T. carolinus of western Atlantic waters, having a silvery oblong body with a bluish back.
  • noun A butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of Pacific coastal waters of North America.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A carangoid fish of the West Indies and South Atlantic and Gulf States, Trachynotus carolinus, attaining a length of about 18 inches, and highly esteemed for food.
  • noun In California, a fish, Stromateus simillimus, abundant in summer along the coast, and highly esteemed for food.
  • noun Along the western coast of Florida, a gerroid fish, Gerres olisthostoma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of marine fishes of the genus Trachynotus, of which four species are found on the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- called also palometa.
  • noun A California harvest fish (Stromateus simillimus), highly valued as a food fish.
  • noun (Zoöl.), [Florida] a small bivalve shell of the genus Donax; -- so called because eaten by the pompano.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various fish, of the genera Trachinotus, Parona, or Zalocys, from coastal parts of the North Atlantic

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

  • noun any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
  • noun flesh of pompano; warm-water fatty fish

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish pámpano, any of several kinds of fish, from Spanish, vine tendril, a kind of fish with golden markings, from Latin pampinus, vine tendril.]

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from grantystyle wrote 9 weeks 1 day ago pound for pound, the pompano is the hardest fighting fish ive ever caught.

    What Fish Pulls the Hardest?

  • All Comments from grantystyle wrote 9 weeks 1 day ago pound for pound, the pompano is the hardest fighting fish ive ever caught.

    What Fish Pulls the Hardest?

  • James Ransom for The Wall Street Journal POMPANO AND CIRCUMSTANCE: At Pearl Oyster Bar in New York, pompano is grilled whole and served with vegetables.

    The New School

  • We had dinner on a ground-veranda over the water -- the chief dish the renowned fish called the pompano, delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • We had dinner on a ground-veranda over the water -- the chief dish the renowned fish called the pompano, delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.

    Life on the Mississippi, Part 9.

  • We had dinner on a ground-veranda over the water -- the chief dish the renowned fish called the pompano, delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • Visitors wishing to try their luck in the surf may catch popular species such as pompano and whiting.

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