gurnard
noun (plural gurnard or gurnards) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French gurenard, irregular from Old French grognier to grunt, from Latin grunnire, of imitative origin Date: 14th century sea robin — compare flying gurnard

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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

  • Gurnard — can refer to: *The sea robin, a fish. *The flying gurnard, a fish. *Gurnard, Isle of Wight, a village on the Isle of Wight in England *A United States Navy nuclear fast attack submarine of the Sturgeon Class, with hull number SSN 662 …   Wikipedia

  • gurnard — [gʉr′nərd] n. pl. gurnards or gurnard [ME < OFr gornart < grogner, to grunt (< L grunnire): from “grunting” when caught: see GRUNT, n. 2] 1. FLYING GURNARD 2. SEA ROBIN …   English World dictionary

  • gurnard — small marine fish, early 14c., from O.Fr. gournart (13c.), formed by metathesis of gronir, from L. grunire to grunt. The fish so called for the sound it makes when pulled from the water …   Etymology dictionary

  • gurnard — ► NOUN ▪ a small coastal fish with three finger like pectoral rays with which it searches for food and walks on the seabed. ORIGIN Old French gornart grunter , from Latin grundire, grunnire to grunt …   English terms dictionary

  • gurnard — /gerr neuhrd/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gurnard, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gurnards. 1. any marine fish of the family Triglidae, having an armored, spiny head and the front part of the pectoral fins modified for crawling …   Universalium

  • gurnard — /ˈgɜnəd/ (say gernuhd) noun (plural gurnard or gurnards) 1. any of various marine acanthopterygian fishes of the family Triglidae, as the red gurnard, Currupiscus kumu, having a spiny head with mailed cheeks, and three pairs of free, finger like… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gurnard — Original name in latin Gurnard Name in other language Gurnard State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 50.76057 latitude 1.32411 altitude 7 Population 0 Date 2011 07 31 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • gurnard — gur•nard [[t]ˈgɜr nərd[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) nard, (esp. for kinds or species) nards. 1) ich any marine fish of the family Triglidae, having an armored, spiny head and the pectoral fins modified for crawling on the sea bottom 2) ich… …   From formal English to slang

  • gurnard — noun Any of various marine fish of the family Triglidae, that have a large armored head and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom …   Wiktionary

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