(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 porridge.

(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.

(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. Addison.

Gruff, disagreeable, sarcastic remarks.

Gruff"ly, adv.Gruff"ness, n.

Grugru palm
(Gru"gru palm") (Bot.) A West Indian name for several kinds of palm. See Macaw tree, under Macaw. [Written also grigri palm.]

Grugru worm
(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,
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.

(Grum"ble), n.

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.

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