any fish of the family Zeidae, especially Zeus faber, of European seas, having a vertically compressed body and long spines in the dorsal fin.
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How to use John Dory in a sentence
John Dory pulled at his cigar appreciatively, sniffed its flavour for a moment, and then leaned forward in his chair.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
How they gobbled up the hors d'œuvres and how golden the John Dory was; the flanks of the fish shone like an old violin.A Bed of Roses | W. L. George
John Dory was accordingly admitted into the room which was so jealously guarded.
Down in the street below, John Dory, who had tracked his wife to the building, was walking away with face as black as night.
John Dory muttered something between his lips, and turned on his heel.
British Dictionary definitions for John Dory
a European dory (the fish), Zeus faber, having a deep compressed body, spiny dorsal fins, and massive mobile jaws
Australian a related fish, Zeus australis, which is a valued food fish of Australia
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