1. Named after the grunting noise it makes, this rich, sweet-flavored fish can be found in the United States mainly in Florida's coastal waters. Anatomically related to the snapper, grunt is generally available only in its region, and is best either broiled or sautéed. fish. 2. An old-fashioned dessert of fruit topped with biscuit dough and stewed. Also called slump.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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