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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pomfret, Brama raiinoun

    deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food


  1. pomfretnoun

    A fish of family Bramidae, consisting of eight genera and some twenty species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pomfretnoun

    one of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus Stromateus (S. niger, S. argenteus) native of Southern Europe and Asia

    Etymology: [Perhaps corrupt. fr. Pg. pampano a kind of fish.]

  2. Pomfretnoun

    a marine food fish of Bermuda (Brama Raji)

    Etymology: [Perhaps corrupt. fr. Pg. pampano a kind of fish.]


  1. Pomfret

    Pomfrets are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae. They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and the largest species, the Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, grows up to 1 m long. Several species are important food sources for humans, especially Brama brama in the South Asia. The earlier form of the pomfret's name was pamflet, a word which probably ultimately comes from Portuguese pampo, referring to various fish such as the blue butterfish.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pomfret

    A delicate sea-fish, taken in great quantities in Bombay and Madras.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pomfret

    See Pontefract.

  2. pomfret

    A town of England, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, near the river Aire, and 21 miles southwest from York. Its castle, which was finished in 1080, was taken after three successive and desperate sieges, by the Parliamentary army, and demolished by order of the Parliament.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomfret in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomfret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. snap
    • B. jab
    • C. hunch
    • D. ignominy

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