dory

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[ dawr-ee, dohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i /

noun, plural do·ries.

a boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides.

Origin of dory

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1700–10, Americanism; alleged to be < Miskito dóri, dúri (if this word is itself not < E)

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dory

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[ dawr-ee, dohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i /

noun, plural do·ries.

Origin of dory

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1400–50; late Middle English dorre, dorray < Middle French doree (feminine past participle of dorer to gild) < Late Latin deaurāta; see dorado
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British Dictionary definitions for dory (1 of 2)

dory

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/ (ˈdɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

any spiny-finned marine teleost food fish of the family Zeidae, esp the John Dory, having a deep compressed body

Word Origin for dory

C14: from French dorée gilded, from dorer to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre, ultimately from Latin aurum gold

British Dictionary definitions for dory (2 of 2)

dory

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/ (ˈdɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

US and Canadian a flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow, stern, and sides

Word Origin for dory

C18: from Mosquito (an American Indian language of Honduras and Nicaragua) dóri dugout
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