pompano

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pompano any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
    • n pompano flesh of pompano; warm-water fatty fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pompano A California harvest fish (Stromateus simillimus), highly valued as a food fish.
    • Pompano 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 palometa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pompano A carangoid fish of the West Indies and South Atlantic and Gulf States, Trachynotus carolinus, attaining a length of about 18 inches, and highly esteemed for food. It is of an oblong rhomboid figure, with blunt snout, the spinous dorsal fin atrophied and represented by free spines, and the soft dorsal and anal fins falciform. The color is uniformly bluish above, without dark bands or black on the vertical fins, and silvery or golden on the sides. The name extends to other members of the same genus, as the ovate, round, or short pompano, T. ovatus, of tropical seas (and north as far as Virginia), having the vertical fins largely black; and the glaucous or long-finned pompano, T. glaucus, of tropical seas (and north as far as Virginia and Lower California), having dark vertical bands on the body.
    • n pompano In California, a fish, Stromateus simillimus, abundant in summer along the coast, and highly esteemed for food. It is quite different from the foregoing, and is closely related to the harvest-fish, and to the butter-fish or dollar-fish. It has an ovate body rounded in front, the dorsal and anal fins not falciform, and no series of pores along the sides of the back. It is about a foot long, bluish above and bright-silvery below, with punctulate fins and the dorsal and anal fins edged with dusk.
    • n pompano Along the western coast of Florida, a gerroid fish, Gerres olisthostoma. It has an oblong form with a high rounded back, rather large and very smooth scales, and a nearly double dorsal, the anterior part of which has nine spines. It is specifically known as the Irish pompano.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. pámpano,

Usage

In literature:

We had opportunities on other days and in other places to test the pompano.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The bruises on our hands were not yet healed; and there we sat, waited on by elaborate darkies, eating pompano and drinking iced champagne.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
We had opportunities on other days and in other places to test the pompano.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Some of the fish found here are choice and costly delicacies, and include red snapper, pompano, Spanish mackerel and sea trout.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
Cut a prepared and cleaned pompano into strips.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Order a pompano the first opportunity.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
It was the most delectable of all the finny genus, superior even to the pompano.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
One of the owners of this waistcoat has provided a pompano, not to mention some excellent endive.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Lacking Pompano, Red Snapper, and Redfish, even Milly could not quite do her knowledge justice.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
The Pompano is highly esteemed as a food fish.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
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In news:

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Jeff Kinni, chairman of Preferred Marketing Agents, a Pompano Beach, Fla. Manufacturers' representative serving the restaurant industry, has been losing sleep over an insurance nightmare.
Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the follow-up from Pompano Beach.
A Pompano Beach club popular with young teens is under fire tonight after 7 News exposes what's really going on there.
Moon jellyfish are shown in this file photo off the shores of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Woman charged with exposing privates in Pompano Beach.
Eyeball found on Pompano Beach remains shrouded in mystery.
5 seed Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.) in the quarterfinals of the National High School Invitational at Georgetown Prep on Thursday.
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Armed gunman robs Pompano Beach store.
Surveillance video shows gunman robbing 7-Eleven store in Pompano Beach.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. A dresser fell on a 1-year-old boy in Pompano Beach on Friday afternoon.
State wildlife officials are trying to determine the species of a blue eyeball found by a man at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.
The mystery eyeball found on Pompano Beach appears to be from swordfish.
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In science:

The first were carangid swimming, as jacks, horse mackerel or pompano .
The eel-like robot
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