From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gurnard \Gur"nard\, Gurnet \Gur"net\n. [OF. gornal, gournal,
   gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir. guirnead
   gurnard.] (Zool.)
   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.]
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   Plyling gurnard. See under Flying.
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