conger eel

noun
con·​ger eel | \ ˈkäŋ-gər- How to pronounce conger eel (audio) \

Definition of conger eel

: a large strictly marine scaleless eel (Conger oceanicus) of the Atlantic broadly : any of various related eels (family Congridae)

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First Known Use of conger eel

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conger eel

Middle English congre, from Anglo-French, from Latin congr-, conger, probably from Greek gongros

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“Conger eel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conger%20eel. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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