2. any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pompano \Pom"pa*no\, n. [Sp. p['a]mpano.] [Written also
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
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.
2. A California harvest fish (Stromateus simillimus),
highly valued as a food fish.
Pompano shell (Zool.), a small bivalve shell of the genus
Donax; -- so called because eaten by the pompano.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: flesh of pompano; warm-water fatty fish
2: any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic
and Gulf of Mexico