porgy

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noun por·gy \ˈpȯr-gē\

Definition of porgy

plural

porgies

also

porgy

  1. 1 :  a blue-spotted silvery-red food fish (Pagrus pagrus of the family Sparidae) of the eastern and western Atlantic; also :  any of various fishes (as a scup) of the same family

  2. 2 [alteration of pogy] :  any of various bony fishes (as a menhaden) of families other than that of the porgy

Origin and Etymology of porgy

alteration of pargo, from Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin phager, from Greek phagros


First Known Use: 1671


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