John(jn), n. [See Johannes.] A proper name of a man.
John-apple, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as Apple-john. --
John Bull, an ideal personification of the typical characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English people. --
John Bullism, English character.
W. Irving. --
(Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment.
Mozley & W. --
John Dory. [John (or F.
jaune yellow) +
(Zol.) An oval, compressed, European food fish (Zeus faber). Its color is yellow and olive, with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark spot on each side. Called also
St. Peter's fish.
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