silver eel

noun

Definition of silver eel

1 South : cutlass fish
2 : an eel just attained to sexual maturity, characterized by a silvery color, and about to return to the ocean to breed

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“Silver eel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20eel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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