pargo

noun
par·​go | \ ˈpär(ˌ)gō \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Pargo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pargo. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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