Definitions of porgy
  1. noun
    important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide
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    Pagrus pagrus, red porgy
    food fish of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and America
    Calamus penna, sheepshead porgy
    from Florida and Bahamas to Brazil
    Stenotomus chrysops, northern porgy, northern scup, scup
    found in Atlantic coastal waters of North America from South Carolina to Maine; esteemed as a panfish
    Stenotomus aculeatus, scup, southern porgy, southern scup
    porgy of southern Atlantic coastal waters of North America
    type of:
    bream, sea bream
    any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
  2. noun
    lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
    synonyms: scup
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    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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