Definitions for: Grunt

[n] medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter a grunting sound when caught
[n] the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs
[v] issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"

Webster (1913) Definition: Grunt (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grunted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Grunting.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G.
grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or
perh. akin to E. groan.]
To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan
or a deep guttural sound.

Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a
weary life. --Shak.

Grunting ox (Zo["o]l.), the yak.

Grunt, n.
1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of American food
fishes, of the genus H[ae]mulon, allied to the snappers,
as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth
grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States;
-- also applied to allied species of the genera
Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also
pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; -- so called from the
noise it makes when taken.

See Also: Anisotremus surinamensis, Anisotremus virginicus, black margate, cottonwick, emit, family Haemulidae, Haemulidae, Haemulon album, Haemulon aurolineatum, Haemulon macrostomum, Haemulon malanurum, Haemulon parra, hogfish, let loose, let out, margate, noise, Orthopristis chrysopterus, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, pigfish, pompon, porkfish, sailors choice, sailor's-choice, Spanish grunt, tomtate, utter

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