pargo

noun par·go \ˈpär(ˌ)gō\

Definition of pargo

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various fishes of the family Sparidae; especially :  the European porgy (Pagrus pagrus)

  2. 2 :  any of various snappers of the family Lutjanidae

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Origin and Etymology of pargo

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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