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John Dory

noun, John Do·ry \-ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of John Dory

plural John Dories

  1. :  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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