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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A silversides (Leuresthes tenuis) of the California coast notable for the regularity with which it comes inshore to spawn at the time of a nearly full moon.

Usage examples (38)
  • A grunion is a small, sardinelike fish that lays its eggs on dry sand on certain full moon cycles each year.
  • The Chalcedeans had arrived, thick as grunion spawning on a beach.
  • Grayson opens with descriptions of the eerie yet magical encounters Lynne had with grunion.
  • We used to go watch the grunion run up on the beach and flop around in the moonlight by the thousands. for more
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