moray eel

noun mo·ray eel \ mə-ˈrā- , ˈmȯr-(ˌ)ā- \

Definition of moray eel

: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

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Origin and Etymology of moray eel

Portuguese moréia, from Latin muraena, from Greek myraina


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moray eel

noun mo·ray eel \ mə-ˈrā- , ˈmȯr-ā- \

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

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