John Dory

John Dory

[dawr-ee, dohr-ee]
noun, plural John Dories.
any fish of the family Zeidae, especially Zeus faber, of European seas, having a vertically compressed body and long spines in the dorsal fin.

Origin:
1600–10; see dory2; jocular formation

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John Dory (ˈdɔːrɪ)
 
n
1.  a European dory (the fish), Zeus faber, having a deep compressed body, spiny dorsal fins, and massive mobile jaws
2.  (Austral) a related fish, Zeus australis, which is a valued food fish of Australia
 
[C18: from proper name John + dory1; on the model of Doe]

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