Definition of pomfret in English:

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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.
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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Syllabification: pom·fret

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