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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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Red porgies are a constant outside of 120 feet, but remember the limit is 3 per person, 14 inches (total length).
A complex, inner-shelf (<30 m) community, dominated numerically by species such as black sea bass, Centropristis striata; grunts (Hae-mulidae), and porgies (Sparidae), is present from North Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Fla.
During the study, red grouper (Epinephelus morio) that were much larger than the largest red porgy collected and that had considerably larger gapes were caught on the same hooks, as were many tomtates (Haemulon aurolineatum) which were similar in size and had similar gapes as the smallest red porgies caught.
The four gentlemen aboard the vessel were asked if they had any fish and they replied, "Yeah, we got a few." Two coolers in the front of the small boat were full of large porgies. When asked what was in the two coolers in the back of the boat, the fishermen claimed that one cooler was full of ice and the other was full of drinks.