Trachynotus Carolinus
Pompano Pom"pa*no, n. [Sp. p['a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. 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}. [1913 Webster]

Note: They have a brilliant silvery or golden luster, and are highly esteemed as food fishes. The round pompano ({Trachynotus thomboides}) and the Carolina pompano ({Trachynotus Carolinus}) are the most common. Other species occur on the Pacific coast. [1913 Webster]

2. A California harvest fish ({Stromateus simillimus}), highly valued as a food fish. [1913 Webster]

{Pompano shell} (Zo["o]l.), a small bivalve shell of the genus {Donax}; -- so called because eaten by the pompano. [Florida] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trachynotus Carolinus — Crevalle Cre val*le (kr? v?l l? ), n. [Prob. of same origin as cavally. See {Cavally}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The cavally or jurel. See {Cavally}, and {Jurel}. (b) The pompano ({Trachynotus Carolinus}). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trachynotus thomboides — Pompano Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palometa — Pompano Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pampano — Pompano Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pompano — Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pompano shell — Pompano Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stromateus simillimus — Pompano Pom pa*no, n. [Sp. p[ a]mpano.] [Written also {pampano}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crevalle — Cre val*le (kr? v?l l? ), n. [Prob. of same origin as cavally. See {Cavally}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The cavally or jurel. See {Cavally}, and {Jurel}. (b) The pompano ({Trachynotus Carolinus}). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sole — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sole (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme «  Sole  » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carolina pompano — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a pompano (Trachynotus carolinus) …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”