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n. pl. gur·nards or gurnard
1. See sea robin.

[Middle English, from Old French gornart, from gronir, to grunt (from its grunting when caught), from Latin grunnīre.]


(ˈɡɜːnəd) or


n, pl -nard, -nards, -net or -nets
(Animals) any European marine scorpaenoid fish of the family Triglidae, such as Trigla lucerna (tub or yellow gurnard), having a heavily armoured head and finger-like pectoral fins
[C14: from Old French gornard grunter, from grognier to grunt, from Latin grunnīre]


(ˈgɜr nərd)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -nard, (esp. for kinds or species) -nards.
1. any marine fish of the family Triglidae, having an armored, spiny head and the pectoral fins modified for crawling on the sea bottom.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French gornard probably literally, grunter « Latin grunnīre to grunt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gurnard - bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottomgurnard - bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
family Triglidae, Triglidae - in some classifications restricted to the gurnards and subdivided into the subfamilies Triglinae (true sea robins) and Peristediinae (armored sea robins)
sea robin, searobin - American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries


[ˈgɜːnəd] n (Zool) → cappone m
grey gurnard → triglia grigia
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