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  • n. An edible marine fish Zeus faber or Zeus ocellata, having long dorsal spines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish: same as dory, 1.
  • n. A name given in New South Wales and Tasmania to Zeus australis, of the family Zeïdæ. It is nearly the same as Zeus faber, the John-dory of Europe. Also called bastard dorey, boar-fish, and dollar-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. European dory


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