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gurnard

Line breaks: gur|nard
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːnəd
 
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Definition of gurnard in English:

noun

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.
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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French gornart, from grondir 'to grunt', from Latin grundire, grunnire.

Words that rhyme with gurnard

Bernard

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