John Dory
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]


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  • John Dory — [dôr′ē] n. pl. John Dorys [ JOHN1 + DORY2] any of various bony fishes (order Zeiformes); esp., a) an edible, marine, European fish (Zeus faber) with a yellow ringed black spot one each side of its flat body b) a similar silvery fish (Zenopsis… …   English World dictionary

  • John Dory — Taxobox color greeb name = John Dory fossil range = Oligocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors = title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology volume …   Wikipedia

  • John Dory — /dʒɒn ˈdɔri/ (say jon dawree) noun (plural John Dory or John Dories) 1. Also, dory. a thin, deep bodied, highly esteemed food fish of Australian waters, Zeus australis. 2. See dory2 (def. 3). {dory2 with name John jocularly prefixed} Usage: For… …   Australian English dictionary

  • John dory — paprastoji saulažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Zeus faber angl. John dory; St. Peter’s fish; target dory rus. морской кузнец; обыкновенный солнечник; понский солнечник ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • John Dory — John′ Do′ry [[t]ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i[/t]] n. pl. John Dories ich any flat, deep bodied, deep sea fish of the family Zeidae, esp. Zeus faber, of the E Atlantic • Etymology: 1600–10; see dory II; jocular formation …   From formal English to slang

  • john dory — John Do·ry || dɔːrɪ edible dory (type of deep sea fish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • John Dory — noun (plural John Dories) Etymology: earlier dory, from Middle English dorre, from Anglo French doree, literally, gilded one Date: 1754 a widely distributed marine food fish (Zeus faber of the family Zeidae) that is yellow to olive in color with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • John Dory — noun (plural John Dories) an edible dory (fish) of the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, with a black oval mark on each side. [Zeus faber.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • john-dory — n. Common dory (Zeus faber) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • John Dory — /dawr ee, dohr ee/, pl. John Dories. any fish of the family Zeidae, esp. Zeus faber, of European seas, having a vertically compressed body and long spines in the dorsal fin. [1600 10; see DORY2; jocular formation] * * * …   Universalium

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