Pronunciation: (ground'ling), [key]
1. a plant or animal that lives on or close to the ground.
2. any of various fishes that live at the bottom of the water.
3. a spectator, reader, or other person of unsophisticated or uncultivated tastes; an uncritical or uncultured person.
4. a member of a theater audience who sits in one of the cheaper seats.
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