John John (j[o^]n), n. [See {Johannes}.] A proper name of a man. [1913 Webster]

{John-apple}, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as {Apple-john}.

{John Bull}, an ideal personification of the typical characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English people.

{John Bullism}, English character. --W. Irving.

{John Doe} (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.

{John Doree}, {John Dory}. [John (or F. jaune yellow) + Doree, Dory.] (Zo["o]l.) An oval, compressed, European food fish ({Zeus faber}). Its color is yellow and olive, with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark spot on each side. Called also {dory}, {doree}, and {St. Peter's fish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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