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lamprey

noun lam·prey \ˈlam-prē, -ˌprā\
plural lampreys

Definition of LAMPREY

:  any of a family (Petromyzontidae) of eel-shaped freshwater or anadromous jawless fishes that include those cyclostomes having well-developed eyes and a large disk-shaped suctorial mouth armed with horny teeth —called also lamprey eel
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Origin of LAMPREY

Middle English, from Anglo-French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lampreda
First Known Use: 14th century
LAMPREYS Defined for Kids

lamprey

noun lam·prey \ˈlam-prē\
plural lampreys

Definition of LAMPREY for Kids

:  a water animal that looks like an eel but has a sucking mouth with no jaws

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