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  1. John Dory, Zeus faber(noun)

    European dory


  1. John Dory(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: See Wikipedia article for possible etymologies.


  1. John Dory

    John Dory, also known as St Pierre or Peter's Fish, refers to fish of the genus Zeus, especially Zeus faber, of widespread distribution. It is an edible benthic coastal marine fish with a laterally compressed olive-yellow body which has a large dark spot, and long spines on the dorsal fin. The dark spot is used to flash an 'evil eye' if danger approaches the John Dory. Its large eyes at the front of the head provide it with binocular vision and depth perception, which are important for predators. The John Dory’s eye spot on the side of its body also confuses prey, which are scooped up in its big mouth. In New Zealand, Māori know it as kuparu, and on the East Coast of the North Island, they gave some to Captain James Cook on his first voyage to New Zealand in 1769. Several casks of them were pickled.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of john dory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of john dory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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