Plyling gurnard
Gurnard Gur"nard, Gurnet Gur"net . [OF. gornal, gournal, gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir. guirnead gurnard.] (Zo["o]l.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus {Trigla} and allied genera, having a large and spiny head, with mailed cheeks. Some of the species are highly esteemed for food. The name is sometimes applied to the American sea robins. [Written also {gournet}.] [1913 Webster]

{Plyling gurnard}. See under {Flying}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gurnard — Gur nard, Gurnet Gur net . [OF. gornal, gournal, gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir. guirnead gurnard.] (Zo[ o]l.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus {Trigla} and allied genera, having a large and spiny head, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gournet — Gurnard Gur nard, Gurnet Gur net . [OF. gornal, gournal, gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir. guirnead gurnard.] (Zo[ o]l.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus {Trigla} and allied genera, having a large and spiny… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gurnet — Gurnard Gur nard, Gurnet Gur net . [OF. gornal, gournal, gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir. guirnead gurnard.] (Zo[ o]l.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus {Trigla} and allied genera, having a large and spiny… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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