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1. porgy, scup

lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States

2. porgy

important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide

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noun plural -gy or -gies
1. Also called: pogy
any of various sparid fishes, many of which occur in American Atlantic waters
See also scup, sheepshead
any of various similar or related fishes

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nounWord forms: plural ˈporgies or ˈporgy
any of a family (Sparidae) of marine percoid food fishes having spiny fins and a wide body covered with large scales, as the scup, the pinfish, and the sheepshead
any of various other fishes, as the menhaden

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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.

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