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pompano

  

      n   pl   , -no, -nos  
1    any of several deep-bodied carangid food fishes of the genus Trachinotus, esp. T. carolinus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic  
2    a spiny-finned food fish, Palometa simillima, of North American coastal regions of the Pacific: family Stromateidae (butterfish, etc.)  
     (C19: from Spanish pámpano type of fish, of uncertain origin)  
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pompon, Pomona, pomp, pompom

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