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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 John Bull /-ˈbʊl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 John n.  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.
 John Doe Law,  the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.
 John Doree, John Dory. [John (or F. jaune yellow) + Doree, Dory.] Zool. 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 dory, doree, and St. Peter's fish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bull n.
 1. Zool. The male of any species of cattle (Bovidæ); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
 Note:The wild bull of the Old Testament is thought to be the oryx, a large species of antelope.
 2. One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.
 3. Astron. (a) Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac. (b) A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
 At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun,
 And the bright Bull receives him.   --Thomson.
 4. Stock Exchange One who operates in expectation of a rise in the price of stocks, or in order to effect such a rise. See 4th Bear, n., 5.
 Bull baiting, the practice of baiting bulls, or rendering them furious, as by setting dogs to attack them.
 John Bull, a humorous name for the English, collectively; also, an Englishman.  “Good-looking young John Bull.” --W. D.Howells.
 To take the bull by the horns, to grapple with a difficulty instead of avoiding it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 John Bull
      n : a man of English descent [syn: limey]