Porgy



[pawr-gee] /ˈpɔr gi/

noun, plural (especially collectively) porgy (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) porgies.
1.
a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
2.
any of several other sparid fishes, as the scup.
/ˈpɔːɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gy, -gies
1.
Also called pogy. any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters See also scup, sheepshead
2.
any of various similar or related fishes
n.

name given to various sea fishes, 1725, probably from pargo “sea bream” (1550s), from Spanish or Portuguese pargo, from Latin phagrum (nom. phager), from Greek phagros “sea bream.”

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