Definitions for: Porgy


[n] important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide
[n] lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States



Webster (1913) Definition: Por"gy, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous sparoid food fishes, as the jolthead
porgy, the sheepshead porgy (Calamus penna) of the West
Indies, the grass porgy (Calamus arctifrons) of Florida,
and the red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) of Europe.


Por"gy, n.; pl. Porgies. [See Paugie.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The scup.
(b) The sailor's choice, or pinfish.
(c) The margate fish.
(d) The spadefish.
(e) Any one of several species of embiotocoids, or surf
fishes, of the Pacific coast. The name is also given
locally to several other fishes, as the bur fish.
[Written also porgee, porgie, and paugy.]

Synonyms: scup

See Also: bream, Calamus penna, northern porgy, northern scup, Pagrus pagrus, red porgy, saltwater fish, scup, sea bream, sheepshead porgy, southern porgy, southern porgy, southern scup, southern scup, Stenotomus aculeatus, Stenotomus aculeatus, Stenotomus chrysops

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