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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Redmouth  \Red"mouth`\  (-mouth`),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  marine  food  fishes  of  the  genus 
  {Diabasis},  or  {H[ae]mulon},  of  the  Southern  United  States, 
  having  the  inside  of  the  mouth  bright  red.  Called  also 
  {flannelmouth},  and  {grunt}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grunt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grunt  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grunt 
  n  1:  the  short  low  gruff  noise  of  the  kind  made  by  pigs 
  2:  medium-sized  tropical  marine  food  fishes  that  utter  a 
  grunting  sound  when  caught 
  v  :  issue  a  grunting,  low  animal-like  noise;  "He  grunted  his 
  reluctant  approval" 




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