John-dory meaning

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A marine food fish (Zeus faber) of the eastern Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific Oceans, having a laterally compressed body, a black mark on each side, and long spines on the dorsal fin.
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Any of various bony fishes (order Zeiformes)
  • An edible, marine, European fish (Zeus faber) with a yellow-ringed black spot on each side of its flat body.
  • A similar silvery fish (Zenopsis conchifera) of the W Atlantic.
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An edible marine fish Zeus faber or Zeus ocellata, having long dorsal spines.
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Origin of john-dory

  • The name John (after the name of the protagonist of the English ballad “John Dory,” a French privateer defeated by a Cornish sea captain) dory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See Wikipedia article for possible etymologies.

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