dory

dory
dory1
/dawr"ee, dohr"ee/, n., pl. dories.
a boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides.
[1700-10, Amer.; alleged to be < Miskito dóri, dúri (if this word is itself not < E)]
dory2
/dawr"ee, dohr"ee/, n., pl. dories.
[1400-50; late ME dorre, dorray < MF doree (fem. ptp. of dorer to gild) < LL deaurata; see DORADO]

* * *

boat
      small boat with pointed ends and high, flaring sides. A dory may be up to 22 feet (7 m) long and commonly has a narrow, V-shaped stern and a narrow, flat bottom. It is a seaworthy boat that can be rowed, engine-driven, or sailed; it is used extensively by New England fishermen.

      The dory skiff is shorter and has lower sides and a square stern, but otherwise it resembles the dory.

fish
also called  John Dory,  
 any of several marine fishes of the family Zeidae (order Zeiformes), found worldwide in moderately deep waters. The members of the family are large-mouthed fish, deep-bodied but thin from side to side.

      The John Dory (Zeus faber), a food fish of the Atlantic and Mediterranean, is one of the better-known species. It ranges from the shore to waters about 200 m (650 feet) deep and reaches a maximum length of about 90 cm (3 feet). Grayish, with a distinctive, yellow-ringed black spot on each side, it has long pelvic fins, long, filamentous dorsal-fin spines, and rows of spines on the belly and at the bases of the dorsal and anal fins. A similar species, Z. japonicus, is found in the Pacific.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dory — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Hoplitas luchando con sus dorus Dory o Doru (Griego: δόρυ) era un tipo de lanza, no muy pesada que podía ser lanzada como una jabalina. Suponía el arma principal del hoplita y estaba compuesta por una pértiga d …   Wikipedia Español

  • dory — dory1 [dôr′ē] n. pl. dories [AmInd (Central America) dori, duri, a dugout] a flat bottomed rowboat with high, flaring sides, used chiefly in commercial fishing dory2 [dôr′ē] n. pl. dories [ME dorre < MFr dorée, lit., gilt, fem. of doré, pp. of …   English World dictionary

  • Dory — Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. A small, strong, flat bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dory — Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. [Named from 1st color, fr. F. dor[ e]e gilded, fr. dorer to gild, L. deaurare. See {Deaurate}, and cf. {Aureole}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European fish. See {Doree}, and {John Doree}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dory [1] — Dory (gr.), Lanze …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dory [2] — Dory, Vorgebirg mit gleichnamigem Hafenplatz auf der Insel Neu Guinea (westliches Polynesien) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dory — (griech.), der bis 2,5 m lange, vorn in eine zweischneidige Spitze auslaufende Hoplitenspeer, dessen andres Ende auch mit eisernem Schuh bewehrt war. Von D. abgeleitet sind Doryphoren (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dory — f English: pet form of DORA (SEE Dora), now seldom used in that function and even less commonly bestowed as an independent given name …   First names dictionary

  • dory — ► NOUN (pl. dories) ▪ a narrow marine fish with a large mouth. ORIGIN French dorée gilded , from Latin aurum gold …   English terms dictionary

  • Dory — Stack of Dories at Lunenburg For the fishes known as dories, see dory (fish). For the Greek Spear, see Dory (spear). The dory is a small, shallow draft boat, about 5 to 7 metres/16.4 to 23.0 feet long. It is a lightweight and versatile boat with… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”