(Gru"el) n. [OF. gruel, F. gruau; of German origin; cf. OHG. gruzzi groats, G. grütze, As. grut.
See Grout.] A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or flour in water or milk; thin
(Gru"el*ly), a. Like gruel; of the consistence of gruel.
(Grue"some) a. Same as Grewsome. [Scot.]
(Gruf) adv. [Cf. Grovel.] Forwards; with one's face to the ground. [Obs.]
They fellen gruf, and cryed piteously.Chaucer.
(Gruff) a. [Compar. Gruffer ; superl. Gruffest.] [D. grof; akin to G. grob, OHG. gerob, grob,
Dan. grov, Sw. grof, perh. akin to AS. rcófan to break, Z. reavc, rupture, g- standing for the AS.
prefix ge- , Goth. ga-.] Of a rough or stern manner, voice, or countenance; sour; surly; severe; harsh.
Gruff, disagreeable, sarcastic remarks.Thackeray.
Gruff"ly, adv. Gruff"ness, n.
(Gru"gru palm") (Bot.) A West Indian name for several kinds of palm. See Macaw tree,
under Macaw. [Written also grigri palm.]
(Gru"gru worm") (Zoöl.) The larva or grub of a large South American beetle which lives in
the pith of palm trees and sugar cane. It is eaten by the natives, and esteemed a delicacy.
(Grum) a. [Cf. Dan. grum furious, Sw. grym, AS. gram, and E. grim, and grumble. &radic35.]
1. Morose; severe of countenance; sour; surly; glum; grim. "Nick looked sour and grum." Arbuthnof.
2. Low; deep in the throat; guttural; rumbling; as, a grum voice.
(Grum"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grumbling ] [Cf. LG. grummeln,
grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble,
surly. &radic35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]
1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
L'Avare, not using half his store,Prior.
Still grumbles that he has no more.
2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
(Grum"ble), v. t. To express or utter with grumbling.
1. The noise of one that grumbles.
2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
A bad case of grumble.Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
(Grum"bler) n. One who grumbles.