What is the difference between Pompano and Pomfret?

The difference between pompano and pomfret

is that "pompano" is any of various carangid fish, of the genus Trachinotus or species Alectis ciliaris, the African pompano, from coastal parts of the North Atlantic. [from 16th c.] and "pomfret" is a fish of family Bramidae, consisting of eight genera and some twenty species.

pompano

pomfret

Noun

  • Any of various carangid fish, of the genus Trachinotus or species Alectis ciliaris, the African pompano, from coastal parts of the North Atlantic. [from 16th c.]
  • (chiefly US) An edible butterfish, Peprilus simillimus, the Pacific pompano. [from 19th c.]

Exemple

  • Monsieur Ratignolle was prepared to take things seriously; the mets, the entre-mets, the service, the decorations, even the people. He looked up from his pompano and inquired of Arobin if he were related to the gentleman of that name who formed one of the firm of Laitner and Arobin, lawyers.

Noun

  • A fish of family Bramidae, consisting of eight genera and some twenty species.
  • Several species of butterfishes in the genus Pampus.