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5 definitions found
 for dory
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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dory \Do"ry\, n.; pl. Dories. [Named from 1st color, fr. F.
     dor['e]e gilded, fr. dorer to gild, L. deaurare. See
     Deaurate, and cf. Aureole.]
     1. (Zool.) A European fish. See Doree, and John Doree.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also
        dor['e]. See Pike perch.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dory \Do"ry\, n.; pl. Dories.
     A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and
     flaring sides.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dory
      n 1: a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats
           and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled [syn:
           dinghy, dory, rowboat]
      2: pike-like freshwater perches [syn: walleye, walleyed
         pike, jack salmon, dory, Stizostedion vitreum]
      3: marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope
         waters

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