from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat with high sides and a sharp prow.
- n. John Dory.
- n. See walleye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small flat bottomed boat used for fishing both offshore and on rivers.
- n. Any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European fish. See doree, and john doree.
- n. The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also doré. See Pike perch.
- n. A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular name of the acanthopterygious fish Zeus faber, the type of the family Zeidæ.
- n. A local name in some parts of the United States and Canada, especially along Lake Michigan, of Stizostedion vitreum, the wall-eyed pikeperch.
- n. A small boat; especially, a small flat-bottomed boat used in sea-fisheries, in which to go out from a larger vessel to catch fish.
- n. An Australian fish, Zeus australis, of the family Zeidæ, the Australasian representative of Zeus faber, the European ‘John-dory.’
- n. A broad-bodied, rough-scaled, bass-like fish, Histiopterus recurvirostris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
- n. pike-like freshwater perches
- n. marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
Middle English dorre, from Old French doree, from feminine past participle of dorer, to gild, from Late Latin deaurāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin aurum, gold.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attested in American English of 1709 CE; assumed to be related to Central of Western Indian language, perhaps Miskito. (Wiktionary)
From Old French doree, past participle of dorer ("to gild"), from Latin deauratus. (Wiktionary)