Definition of Common eel
1. Noun. Eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked.
Generic synonyms: Eel
Group relationships: Anguilla, Genus Anguilla
Terms within: Eel
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Literary usage of Common eel
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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"common eel Anguilla ... Rafinesque The common eel is familiar to every one who has lived in Eastern North America, and who has given any attention to things ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"The following Papers were read :— I. " The Reproduction and Metamorphosis of the common eel (Anguilla vulgaris)." By GB GRASSI, Professor in Rome. ..."
3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"On the Double Organs of Generation of the Lamprey, the Conger Eel, the common Eel, the Barnacle, and Earth, Worm, which impregnate themselves; ..."
4. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"Young stages of the common eel, drawn of the natural size by Professor Grassi. A, The Leptocephalus, transparent stage. D, the elver, or young eel, ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"... while at work on the study of a question connected with the common eel, ... is one of the twenty and odd synonymes given to the common eel of Europe, ..."
6. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1899)
"we know now that the common eel develops a bridal coloration or_' mating habit,' -which is chiefly characterised by the silver pigment without trace of ..."
7. Philadelphia and Its Manufactures: A Hand-book Exhibiting the Development by Edwin Troxell Freedley (1859)
"... four kinds of perch, rock, lamprey eel, common eel, pike, sucker, sturgeon, gar-fish. These are river fish, and appear in the order mentioned. ..."