Definition of John Dory
plural John Dories
: a widely distributed marine food fish (Zeus faber of the family Zeidae) that is yellow to olive in color with a dark spot on each side and has an oval compressed body and long dorsal spines
Origin of john dory
earlier dory, from Middle English dorre, from Anglo-French doree, literally, gilded one
First Known Use: 1754
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