ana·​go | \ ä-ˈnä-gō How to pronounce anago (audio) \

Definition of anago

: the flesh of sea eel used as food Saltwater eel (anago) held the least allure, but even that tangle of gristly white flesh, like everything else, tasted unmistakably of the sea.— Providence Cicero, Seattle Times, 21 Mar. 2008 anago eel with miso broth …— Nicole Alper et al., Gourmet, October 2001

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First Known Use of anago

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anago

borrowed from Japanese, “sea eel”

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“Anago.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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