John Doree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • John Doree (Zoöl) 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Johnor F. jaune yellow) + Doree Dory

Usage

In literature:

The only fish which bore any price was a john doree, as it is called.
"Journal of A Voyage to Lisbon" by Henry Fielding
Item, in lyke wyse upon John Coke of Wytton, brekyng up hese dores at xj.
"The Paston Letters, Volume II (of 6)"
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