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pompano

[ pom-puh-noh ]
/ ˈpɒm pəˌnoʊ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) pom·pa·no, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pom·pa·nos.

a deep-bodied food fish, Trachinotus carolinus, inhabiting waters off the South Atlantic and Gulf states.
a food fish, Preprilus simillimus, of California.

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Origin of pompano

First recorded in 1770–80, pompano is from the Spanish word pámpano kind of fish
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British Dictionary definitions for pompano

pompano
/ (ˈpɒmpəˌnəʊ) /

noun plural -no or -nos

any of several deep-bodied carangid food fishes of the genus Trachinotus, esp T. carolinus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic
a spiny-finned food fish, Palometa simillima, of North American coastal regions of the Pacific: family Stromateidae (butterfish, etc)

Word Origin for pompano

C19: from Spanish pámpano type of fish, of uncertain origin
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