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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 silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug. Note: The same names are also applied to a closely allied Southern species. (Stenotomus Gardeni).
Porgy
Porgy Por"gy, n. (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.
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Spadefish Spade"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American market fish (Ch[ae]todipterus faber) common on the southern coasts; -- called also angel fish, moonfish, and porgy.

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- "Georgy Porgy" (/ˈpɔːrdʒi/) is a song written by David Paich, released on Toto's self-titled debut album in 1978. It was released as a single in 1979...
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