conger

noun
con·​ger | \ ˈkäŋ-gər \

Definition of conger

1 plural -s : conger eel
2 capitalized [New Latin Congr-, Conger, from Latin] : a genus consisting of the typical conger eels — compare leptocephalus

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History and Etymology for conger

Middle English congre, cunger, from Old French congre, from Latin congr-, conger, from Greek gongros; akin to Old Norse kökkr ball, Latin gingiva gum of the mouth, Greek gongros excrescence on trees, gongylos round, Lithuanian gunga hump, lump, ball, and perhaps to Middle Low German kinke kink; basic meaning: lump

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“Conger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conger. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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