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porgy (n.)

name given in U.S. to various sea fishes, 1725, probably from porgo, pargo "sea bream" (1550s), from Spanish or Portuguese pargo, from Latin phagrum (nom. phager), from Greek phagros "sea bream," which Beekes says probably is identical with phagros, a Cretan word for "whetstone" (perhaps from a PIE root for "sharpening"), "because of the pointed shape of the body, or the sharp teeth."

updated on September 04, 2020

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Definitions of porgy from WordNet

porgy (n.)
lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States;
Synonyms: scup
porgy (n.)
important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide;
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