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Meaning of POMPANO

Pronunciation:  'pâmpu`now

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
  2. [n]  flesh of pompano; warm-water fatty fish

POMPANO is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: carangid, carangid fish, Florida pompano, genus Trachinotus, permit, pompano, pompano, saltwater fish, Trachinotus, Trachinotus carolinus, Trachinotus falcatus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pom"pa*no\, n. [Sp. p['a]mpano.] [Written also
{pampano}.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. 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

Note: They have a brilliant silvery or golden luster, and are
      highly esteemed as food fishes. The round pompano ({T.
      thomboides}) and the Carolina pompano ({T. Carolinus})
      are the most common. Other species occur on the Pacific

2. A California harvest fish ({Stromateus simillimus}),
   highly valued as a food fish.

{Pompano shell} (Zo["o]l.), a small bivalve shell of the
   genus {Donax}; -- so called because eaten by the pompano.