noun grun·ion \ˈgrən-yən\

Definition of GRUNION

:  a silverside (Leuresthes tenuis) of the California coast notable for the regularity with which it comes inshore to spawn at nearly full moon

Origin of GRUNION

probably from Spanish gruñón grunter
First Known Use: 1917

Rhymes with GRUNION


Next Word in the Dictionary: grunstanePrevious Word in the Dictionary: grungyAll Words Near: grunion
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears