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pomfret Line breaks: pom|fret
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmfrɪt/

Definition of pomfret in English:


A deep-bodied fish of open seas, which typically has scales on the dorsal and anal fins.
Example sentences
  • 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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