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Webster 1913 Edition


Eel

Eel

,
Noun.
[AS.
[GREEK]l
; akin to D., G., & Dan.
aal
, Icel.
āll
, Sw.
ål
.]
(Zoöl.)
An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus
Anguilla
. The electrical eel is a species of
Gymnotus
. The so called
vinegar eel
is a minute nematode worm. See
Conger eel
,
Electric eel
, and
Gymnotus
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Eel

EEL

,
Noun.
A species of Muraena, a genus of fishes belonging to the order of apodes. The head is smooth; there are ten rays in the membrane of the gills; the eyes are covered with a common skin; the body is cylindrical and slimy. Eels, in some respects, resemble reptiles, particularly in their manner of moving by a serpentine winding of the body; and they often creep upon land and wander about at night in search of snails or other food. In winter, they lie buried in mud, being very impatient of cold. They grow to the weight of 15 or 20 pounds; and the conger eel is said to grow to a hundred pounds in weight, and to 10 feet in length. They are esteemed good food.

Definition 2022


eel

eel

See also: e’el and eel-

English

eel

Wikispecies

Noun

eel (plural eels)

  1. Any freshwater or marine fish of the order Anguilliformes, which are elongated and resemble snakes.
  2. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

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Translations

Verb

eel (third-person singular simple present eels, present participle eeling, simple past and past participle eeled)

  1. To fish for eels.
  2. To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel.

Anagrams


Mopan Maya

Verb

eel

  1. to know, to have knowledge of

References

  • Hofling, Charles Andrew (2011). Mopan Maya–Spanish–English Dictionary, University of Utah Press.