[ pal-uh-met-uh ]
/ ˌpæl əˈmɛt ə /
a pompano, Trachinotus goodei, of tropical and temperate Atlantic seas, having long, tapering fins.
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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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