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

  • n. Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Trachinotus, especially T. carolinus, of tropical and temperate Atlantic waters, having a silvery oblong body with a bluish back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. A California harvest fish (Stromateus simillimus), highly valued as a food fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. In California, a fish, Stromateus simillimus, abundant in summer along the coast, and highly esteemed for food.
  • n. Along the western coast of Florida, a gerroid fish, Gerres olisthostoma.

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

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

Etymologies

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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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