pesce gallo

/PEH-sheh GAHL-loh/
[Italian] plural peschi galli

John Dory. A high quality, plump, flattish fish with a golden sheen, with an ugly but amiable face which likes rocky coasts. It was first associated with Zeus, then with St Peter, as evidenced by the ‘finger marks’ left by him when he picked it up to remove a coin from its mouth to pay some taxes.

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