dorian, n. & adj.
--n. (in pl.) a Greek-speaking people thought to have entered Greece from the north c.1100 BC and settled in parts of Central and S. Greece.
--adj. of or relating to the Dorians or to Doris in Central Greece.
Dorian mode Mus. the mode represented by the natural diatonic scale D-D.
L Dorius f. Gk Dorios f. Doros, the mythical ancestor