(Group"er) n. [Corrupted fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. Garbupa.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of several
species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidæ, as the red grouper, or
brown snapper (E. morio), and the black grouper, or warsaw both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
(b) The tripletail (c) In California, the name is often applied to the rockfishes. [Written also groper,
gruper, and trooper.]
(Group"ing) n. (Fine Arts) The disposal or relative arrangement of figures or objects, as in,
drawing, painting, and sculpture, or in ornamental design.
(Grouse) n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche
meor hen: cf. F. piegrièche shrike.] (Zoöl.) Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
family Tetraonidæ, and subfamily Tetraoninæ, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have
plump bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans
having feathered feet.
Among the European species are the red grouse (Lagopus Scoticus) and the hazel grouse See Capercaidzie,
Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse. Among the most important American species are the ruffed grouse,
or New England partridge (Bonasa umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse (Pediocætes phasianellus) of the
West; the dusky blue, or pine grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains; the Canada grouse,
or spruce partridge See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock. The Old World sand grouse (Pterocles, etc.)
belong to a very different family. See Pterocletes, and Sand grouse.
(Grouse), v. i. To seek or shoot grouse.
(Grou"ser) n. (Dredging, Pile Driving, etc.) A pointed timber attached to a boat and sliding
vertically, to thrust into the ground as a means of anchorage.
(Grout) n. [AS. grut; akin to grytt, G. grütze, griess, Icel. grautr, Lith. grudas corn, kernel, and
1. Coarse meal; ground malt; pl. groats.
2. Formerly, a kind of beer or ale. [Eng.]
3. pl. Lees; dregs; grounds. [Eng.] "Grouts of tea." Dickens.
4. A thin, coarse mortar, used for pouring into the joints of masonry and brickwork; also, a finer material,
used in finishing the best ceilings. Gwilt.
(Grout), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Grouting.] To fill up or finish with grout,
as the joints between stones.
(Grout"head`) n. [Obs.] See Growthead.