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

Word History


borrowed from Japanese, "sea eel"

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anago was in 1912

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“Anago.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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