Definition of pomfret in English:


Syllabification: pom·fret
Pronunciation: /ˈpämfrət, ˈpəm-


A deep-bodied fish of open seas that typically has scales on the dorsal and anal fins.
  • Family Bramidae: several genera and species, including the edible Brama brama of the North Atlantic
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  • These are followed by eight seafood items and covers salmon, lobster, snow fish, snapper, pomfret and sea bass.
  • Fish on offer include sea bass, grouper, pomfret, butter fish, snow fish, red snapper and tub tim.
  • Seer fish steaks and fillets pomfret and mackerel are for the taking.


early 18th century: apparently from Portuguese pampo.

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