from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of stromateoid fishes of the tropical Pacific coast of America.
  • noun [lowercase] A common name for various members of the genus Palometa and of the genus Trachynotus, as T. glaucus, a carangoid fish common in the West Indies and northward to North Carolina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A type of pompano (Palometa simillima) that is smaller than the Florida pompano; it is common in West Indies. Called also the California pompano.

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  • noun smaller than Florida pompano; common in West Indies


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  • It's a fish.

    Nice visuals, except for the last image, a paloma, which is a bird.

    January 1, 2012