porgee
Porgy Por"gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • porgee — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Porgy Key — is a small island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park. It is in Miami Dade County, Florida.It is located in southern Biscayne Bay, just north of Old Rhodes Key and Totten Key, just southeast of the southern tip of Elliott… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus arctifrons — Porgy Por gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamus penna — Porgy Por gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pagrus pagrus — Porgy Por gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paugy — Scup Scup, n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[ u]p, fr. mishe kuppi large, thick scaled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish ({Stenotomus chrysops}, or {S. argyrops}), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paugy — Porgy Por gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porgie — Porgy Por gy, n.; pl. {Porgies}. [See {Paugie}.] 1. (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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