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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n porgy important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide
    • n porgy lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Porgy (Zoöl) 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.
    • Porgy (Zoöl) 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.
    • Porgy (Zoöl) The margate fish.
    • Porgy (Zoöl) The sailor's choice, or pinfish.
    • Porgy (Zoöl) The scup.
    • Porgy (Zoöl) The spadefish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n porgy One of several different fishes. A fish of the geuns Sparus in a restricted sense, or of the genus Pagrus; specifically, Sparus pagrus or Pagrus vulgaris, supposed to be the pagrus of the ancients, inhabiting the Mediterranean and Atlantic waters, of a silvery color, with the back rosy.
    • n porgy A scaroid fish, Scarus radians.
    • n porgy Same as white perch (which see, under perch).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Porgy por′ji a fish of the genus Pagrus.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Paugie


In literature:

Perkins, whose perceptive faculties were by no means dull, whispered to me, 'Shan't I bring up some porgies for supper?
"Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home" by Bayard Taylor
Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry.
"The Real Mother Goose" by Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
The present one, Mr. Porgi, is the founder of a tastefully-built church.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
And if Romeo had been a Georgie-Porgie, then alas, poor Juliet!
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
And if Romeo had been a Georgie-Porgie, then alas, poor Juliet!
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Porgie expressed herself, as usual, in precisely similar terms.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920" by Various
It's a shame to spoil it, Georgie, Porgie.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
The porgy of Africa and the West Indies.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In that time Cap'n Mike had made a good haul of four blacks, one flounder and a porgy.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
I remember the porgy steamer had cut in ahead and given their boat a long start for a school.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly

In poetry:

'Twas Captain Porgie on the deck,
To his mate in the mizzen hatch,
While the boatswain bold, in the forward hold,
Was winding the larboard watch.
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

'Once,' ' Porgy and Bess,' 'Death of a Salesman' big winners at Tony awards.
Thomas Johnson of Jersey City had a field day with these porgies he landed aboard the Capt.
The song Georgy Porgy was released in 1979 and reached the top 20 on Billboards R&B Chart.
We loves you, new ' Porgy and Bess'.
'Once', ' Porgy ' take top honors in star-studded event.
Porgy and Bess, a 'Summertime' Smash.
A Different Porgy and Bess David Linx/Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.
"A Different Porgy and Bess" featuring vocalists David Linx and Maria Joao with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra delivers a performance of taste, elegance and magnificence.
A Horrible Production of ' Porgy and Bess'.
The fashionable take on Diane Paulus' new production of Porgy and Bess on Broadway is that it is a triumph by Audra McDonald, as Bess, surrounded by an underpowered but respectable production.
Audra McDonald was named best lead actress in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," making it.
Updated, musical-theater-style ' Porgy and Bess' offers a more 'intimate' narrative but has raised controversy.
Porgy ': No New Scene, Some Hard Feelings.
A scene from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the American Repertory Theater.
The banjo in Seattle Opera's " Porgy and Bess".