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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gurnard  \Gur"nard\,  Gurnet  \Gur"net\n.  [OF.  gornal,  gournal, 
  gornart  perh.  akin  to  F.  grogner  to  grunt;  cf  Ir  guirnead 
  gurnard.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  ofseveral  European  marine  fishes,  of  the  genus  Trigla  and 
  allied  genera,  having  a  large  and  spiny  head,  with  mailed 
  cheeks.  Some  of  the  species  are  highly  esteemed  for  food.  The 
  name  is  sometimes  applied  to  the  American  sea  robins. 
  [Written  also  {gournet}.] 
 
  {Plyling  gurnard}.  See  under  {Flying}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gurnard 
  n  :  bottom-dwelling  coastal  fishes  with  spiny  armored  heads  and 
  fingerlike  pectoral  fins  used  for  crawling  along  the  sea 
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