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grunion:

see silversidessilversides,
common name for small shore fishes, belonging to the family Antherinidae, abundant in the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Pacific, and named for the silvery stripe on either side of the body.
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"Did you know," I asked, feeling that the subject of Mr Speaking's bunion had not been exhausted, "that 'bunion' is the only word in English apart from 'grunion' that rhymes with 'onion'?
An increased supply of another favorite food - a smelt fish called the grunion, whose egg-laden females often line up in the surf zone close to beaches - also is occurring.
Every year along the southern California coast, thousands of grunions swim onto the beach during high tide.