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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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