n. pl. porgy or por·gies
1. Any of various deep-bodied marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, especially Pagrus pagrus of Mediterranean and Atlantic waters.
2. Any of various similar fishes.
[Alteration of Spanish and Portuguese pargo, both alteration of Latin phager, a kind of fish, from Greek phagros, sea bream; see bhag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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