grunt


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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         Who would fardels bear,
         To grunt and sweat under a weary life.   --Shak.
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   Grunting ox (Zool.), the yak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grunt \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), n.
   1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
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   2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of American food
      fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers,
      as, the black grunt (Haemulon Plumieri), and the
      redmouth grunt (Haemulon 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.
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   3. A U. S. infantryman; -- used especially of those fighting
      in the war in Vietnam. [slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Redmouth \Red"mouth`\ (-mouth`), n. (Zool.)
   Any one of several species of marine food fishes of the genus
   Diabasis, or Haemulon, of the Southern United States,
   having the inside of the mouth bright red. Called also
   flannelmouth, and grunt.
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