- a pompano, Trachinotus goodei, of tropical and temperate Atlantic seas, having long, tapering fins.
- any of several stromateid butterfishes.
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)