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eels

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eel \Eel\, noun [AS. ?l; akin to D., G., & Dan. aal, Icel. [=a]ll, Sw. [*a]l.] (Zo["o]l.) An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus {Anguilla}. The electrical eel is a species of {Gymnotus}. The so called {vinegar eel} is a minute nematode worm. See {Conger eel}, {Electric eel}, and {Gymnotus}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

eel

noun

1: the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled

2: voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins


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