moray eel

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noun mo·ray eel \mə-ˈrā-, ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ā-\

Definition of moray eel

  1. :  any of numerous often brightly colored eels (family Muraenidae) that have sharp teeth capable of inflicting a severe bite, that occur in warm seas, and that include a chiefly Mediterranean eel (Muraena helena) sometimes used for food —called also moray

Origin and Etymology of moray eel

Portuguese moréia, from Latin muraena, from Greek myraina


MORAY EEL Defined for Kids

moray eel

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noun mo·ray eel \mə-ˈrā-, ˈmȯr-ā-\

Definition of moray eel for Students

  1. :  an often brightly colored eel of warm seas with sharp teeth


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