John Dory

noun
John Do·​ry | \ ˈjän-ˈdȯr-ē How to pronounce John Dory (audio) \
plural John Dories

Definition of John Dory

: 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

First Known Use of John Dory

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for John Dory

earlier dory, from Middle English dorre, from Anglo-French doree, literally, gilded one

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“John Dory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/John%20Dory. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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