plural -s
: any of various fishes of the family Sparidae
especially : the European porgy (Pagrus pagrus)
: any of various snappers of the family Lutjanidae

Word History


Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin pagarus sea bream, from Greek phagros, literally, whetstone; akin to Greek phoxos pointed, peaked, and perhaps to Armenian bark bitter, sharp-tasting

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“Pargo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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