A bottom-dwelling fish of coastal waters, with a heavily boned head and three finger-like pectoral rays which it uses for searching for food and for walking on the seabed.
- Family Triglidae: several genera and many species, including the common European Eutrigla gurnardus
More example sentences
- In a sandy gully bounded by low, fissured limestone sides, we come across a pogge and a long-spined scorpion fish, a tub gurnard and finally a lemon sole.
- Their main food supplies are dabs, whiting and gurnards, all fish that are easily outrun and caught by chasing tope.
- In shallow waters, you'll eventually get tired of tripping over monkfish (angler fish) of all sizes, plaice, turbot, soles, gurnards, scorpionfish and literally hundreds of edible crabs and lobsters.
Middle English: from Old French gornart, from grondir 'to grunt', from Latin grundire, grunnire.
Definition of gurnard in:
- The US English dictionary