dory

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Etymology 1[edit]

Attested in American English of 1709 CE; assumed to be related to Central of Western Indian language, perhaps Miskito.

Noun[edit]

dory (plural dories)

  1. (nautical) A small flat bottomed boat used for fishing both offshore and on rivers.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French doree, past participle of dorer (to gild), from Latin deauratus.

Noun[edit]

dory (plural dories)

  1. Any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.
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References[edit]

  • dory” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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