[pawr-gee] /ˈpɔr gi/
noun, plural (especially collectively) porgy (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) porgies.
a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
any of several other sparid fishes, as the scup.
noun (pl) -gy, -gies
Also called pogy. any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters See also scup, sheepshead
any of various similar or related fishes
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.”
[pawr-gee uh n bes] /ˈpɔr gi ən ˈbɛs/ noun 1. an opera (1935) with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Porgy and Bess [(pawr-gee)] An opera with music by George Gershwin. It depicts life in the African-American community of Charleston, South Carolina. Porgy is a handicapped beggar who protects Bess, only to […]
[paw-rif-er-uh, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɪf ər ə, poʊ-, pə-/ noun 1. an animal phylum comprising the sponges. n. 1843, Modern Latin, literally “bearing pores,” neuter plural of porifer, from Latin porus “pore, opening” (see pore (n.)) + -fer “bearing” (see infer). Related: Poriferal; poriferous.
[pawr-ee; Finnish paw-ree] /ˈpɔr i; Finnish ˈpɔ ri/ noun 1. a seaport in W Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia. /Finnish ˈpɔri/ noun 1. a port in SW Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia. Pop: 76 189 (2003 est) Swedish name Björneborg
[paw-rif-er-uh n, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɪf ər ən, poʊ-, pə-/ noun 1. any animal of the phylum , comprising the sponges. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the . /pɔːˈrɪfərən/ noun 1. any invertebrate of the phylum Porifera, which comprises the sponges adjective 2. of, relating to, or belonging to the phylum Porifera poriferan (pə-rĭf’ər-ən) See […]