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porgy

[ pawr-gee ]
/ ˈpɔr gi /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) por·gy, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) por·gies.
a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and the Americas.Also called red porgy, common sea bream .
any of several sparid fishes, as the scup.
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Origin of porgy

First recorded in 1715–25; porg(o), variant of pargo, or from Spanish or Portuguese, from Latin pag(a)rus kind of fish, from Greek págros, variant of phágros ) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for porgy

porgy
/ (ˈpɔːɡɪ) /

noun plural -gy or -gies
Also called: pogy any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic watersSee also scup, sheepshead
any of various similar or related fishes

Word Origin for porgy

C18: from Spanish pargo, from Latin phager type of fish, from Greek phagros sea bream
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