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palometa

[pal-uh-met-uh]
noun
  1. a pompano, Trachinotus goodei, of tropical and temperate Atlantic seas, having long, tapering fins.
  2. any of several stromateid butterfishes.
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Origin of palometa

< Spanish, diminutive of paloma dove < Latin palumbēs; see -et
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Historical Examples

  • This operation is performed by the aid of two or three teeth of a fish called the palometa, which bites fish-hooks in two.

    The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555)

    Ulrich Schmidt