Any one of several species of marine fishes of the genus Trachynotus
, of which four species are found on the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- called also palometa
. [1913 Webster
" They have a brilliant silvery or golden luster, and are highly esteemed as food fishes. The round pompano (Trachynotus thomboides) and the Carolina pompano (Trachynotus Carolinus) are the most common. Other species occur on the Pacific coast."