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