1. [syn: John Dory, Zeus faber]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
John \John\ (j[o^]n), n. [See Johannes.]
A proper name of a man.
John-apple, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same
John Bull, an ideal personification of the typical
characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: European dory [syn: John Dory, Zeus faber]