john dory

noun, plural John Dories.

  1. any fish of the family Zeidae, especially Zeus faber, of European seas, having a vertically compressed body and long spines in the dorsal fin.


  1. a European dory (the fish), Zeus faber, having a deep compressed body, spiny dorsal fins, and massive mobile jaws
  2. Australian a related fish, Zeus australis, which is a valued food fish of Australia

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