Definition of Porgy

1. Noun. Lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States.

Exact synonyms: Scup
Group relationships: Scup, Southern Porgy, Southern Scup, Stenotomus Aculeatus
Generic synonyms: Saltwater Fish



2. Noun. Important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide.

Definition of Porgy

1. n. The scup.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Porgy

1. Noun. Any of several fish of the family ''Sparidae''; the sea bream or scup ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Porgy

1. a marine food fish [n -GIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porgy

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porgy (current term)
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Literary usage of Porgy

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1. Southern Literary Messenger (1859)
"The author's admirers need scarcely be told that we allude to Captain porgy : to porgy the courageous, porgy the eccentric, porgy the epitome and mouthpiece ..."

2. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"The Saucer-eye porgy. Body oblong, elevated more than the other porgies; ... The Little-head porgy. Body oblong and much elevated; head 3}; depth 2j; eye 4; ..."

3. Bass, Pike, Perch and Other Game Fishes of America by James Alexander Henshall (1919)
"The little-head porgy, though small in size, is equally as voracious as the other porgies, and is well worth catching if only to admire its beauty. ..."

4. Library of Southern Literature by John Calvin Metcalf (1909)
"... LIEUTENANT porgy From 'The Partisan.' LEAVING them to amuse themselves as they may, let us now return to the Cypress Swamp, where we left the wounded ..."

5. Gleanings from the Sea: Showing the Pleasures, Pains and Penalties of Life by Joseph Warren Smith (1887)
"... MENHADEN, OR porgy. THE accompanying plate is an exact portrait of the menhaden, a fish abounding in our waters, and, which, through recent discovery, ..."

6. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"See porgy. 2. (Dutch, schop.) A swing. A New York word. To SCUP. (Dutch, schoppen.) To swing. Common in New York. SCUPPERNONG GRAPE. ..."

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