noun Etymology: probably from Spanish gruñón grunter Date: 1917 a silverside (Leuresthes tenuis) of the California coast notable for the regularity with which it comes inshore to spawn at nearly full moon

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  • grunion — ☆ grunion [grun′yən ] n. pl. grunion or grunions [prob. < Sp gruñón, grumbler < L grunnire, to grunt < IE * gru , echoic] a silverside fish (Leuresthes tenuis) of the California coast: it spawns on sandy beaches during high tides in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Grunīon — (a. Geogr.), s. Grynion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grunion —   [zu spanisch gruñón »brummig«], Art der Ährenfische …   Universal-Lexikon

  • grunion — 1917, from Amer.Sp. gruñon grunting fish, from grunir to grunt, from L. grunnire, from Gk. gryzein to grunt, from gry a grunt. The unrelated American fish called the grunt is so called from the noise they make when taken …   Etymology dictionary

  • Grunion — ] With these regulations, the resource seems to be maintaining itself at a fairly constant level. While the population size is not known, all research points to a rather restricted resource that is appropriately harvested under existing… …   Wikipedia

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  • grunion — /grun yeuhn/, n. a small, silvery food fish, Leuresthes tenuis, of southern California, that spawns at high tide in wet sand. [1915 20; prob. < Sp gruñon grunter, deriv. of gruñir to grunt < L grunnire] * * * Edible Pacific fish (Leuresthes… …   Universalium

  • grunion — paprastasis grunionas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Leuresthes tenuis angl. California grunion; grunion; least smelt rus. грунион ryšiai: platesnis terminas – grunionai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • grunion — noun Either of two small fish, of the genus Leuresthes, found along the coast of Mexico and southern California, that spawn in the wet sand at certain high tides …   Wiktionary

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