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2 definitions found
 for John Doree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, or of the English
        people.
  
     John Bullism, English character. --W. Irving.
  
     John Doe (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious
        plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.
  
     John Doree, John Dory. [John (or F. jaune yellow) +
        Doree, Dory.] (Zool.) An oval, compressed, European food
        fish ({Zeus faber). Its color is yellow and olive, with
        golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark
        spot on each side. Called also dory, doree, and St.
        Peter's fish.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Doree \Do"ree\, n. [See Dory.] (Zool.)
     A European marine fish ({Zeus faber), of a yellow color. See
     Illust. of John Doree.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The popular name in England is John Doree, or Dory,
           well known to be a corruption of F. jaune-dor['e]e, i.
           e., golden-yellow. See 1st Dory.
           [1913 Webster]

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