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por·gy

 (pôr′gē)
n. pl. porgy or por·gies
1. Any of various deep-bodied marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, especially Pagrus pagrus of Mediterranean and Atlantic waters.
2. Any of various similar fishes.

[Alteration of Spanish and Portuguese pargo, both alteration of Latin phager, a kind of fish, from Greek phagros, sea bream; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

porgy

(ˈpɔːɡɪ)
n, pl -gy or -gies
1. (Animals) Also called: pogy any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters. See also scup, sheepshead
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related fishes
[C18: from Spanish pargo, from Latin phager type of fish, from Greek phagros sea bream]

por•gy

(ˈpɔr gi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -gy, (esp. for kinds or species) -gies.
any of various marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, having a deep body and large scales.
[1715–25; porg(o), variant of pargo (< Sp or Portuguese < Latin pag(a)rus kind of fish < Greek págros, variant of phágros) + -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porgy - lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United Statesporgy - lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus, scup - porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.porgy - important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide
sea bream, bream - any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
Pagrus pagrus, red porgy - food fish of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and America
Calamus penna, sheepshead porgy - from Florida and Bahamas to Brazil
northern porgy, northern scup, Stenotomus chrysops, scup - found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish
southern porgy, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus, scup - porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
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