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conger eel

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noun con·ger eel \ˈkäŋ-gər-\

Definition of conger eel

  1. :  a large strictly marine scaleless eel (Conger oceanicus) of the Atlantic; broadly :  any of various related eels (family Congridae)



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Origin and Etymology of conger eel

Middle English congre, from Anglo-French, from Latin congr-, conger, probably from Greek gongros


First Known Use: 1602



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