John Dory

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.]

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …  

  • 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 (song) — John Dory is Child ballad number 284. The fish John Dory is named for the hero of it.It is a three part round. While some pre 1600 mentions of the name exist, the first printing of the tune and text is 1609 in Thomas Ravenscroft s Deuteromelia… …   Wikipedia

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

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