gurry
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1850 fishing offal

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  • gurry — ☆ gurry [gʉr′ē ] n. 〚< ?〛 fish offal, as from a fish cannery * * * gur·ry (gûrʹē, gŭrʹē) n. Fish offal.   [Originally a whaling term for the refuse left over from processing whale blubber, perhaps from dialectal gurry, diarrhea.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gurry — Gur ry, n. An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter. [Obs. or Local] Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gurry — Gur ry , n. [Hind. garh[=i].] A small fort. [India] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gurry — ☆ gurry [gʉr′ē ] n. [< ?] fish offal, as from a fish cannery …   English World dictionary

  • Gurry — This interesting name is of Gaelic Irish origin, and has two possible derivations. Firstly, it may be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic (Mac)Gofraidh , itself a Gaelicized form of an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements guth , god, and …   Surnames reference

  • gurry — 1) wastes from fish such as skin, fins, viscera, mucus, etc 2) oil running out from cod livers (Newfoundland) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gurry — noun fishing offal …   Wiktionary

  • gurry — [ gʌri] noun chiefly N. Amer. fish or whale offal. Origin C18: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • gurry — gur·ry …   English syllables

  • gurry — ˈgərē noun ( es) Etymology: origin unknown : fishing offal: as a. : the refuse from cutting up a whale and trying out the oil b. : a slimy gummy substance (as that scraped off the back of a right whale or removed from a sponge in commercial… …   Useful english dictionary

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