Definition of Muraena

1. a food fish of the Romans [n -S]



Medical Definition of Muraena

1. A genus of large eels of the family Miraenidae. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Muraena Helenae) of Southern Europe was the muraena of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Muraena

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1. The Odes and Secular Hymn of Horace by Horace, Warren H. Cudworth (1917)
"XIX In Honor of muraena FROM Inachus how long the tide To Codrus, who for country bravely died, What sons had Aeacus, how great The wars 'neath sacred Troy, ..."

2. A dictionary of the Spanish and English languages, orig. compiled by Neuman by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marc' Antonio Baretti (1862)
"muraena conger, L. Congruamente, ad. Conveniently, becomingly. Congrua, if. A competent sustenance assigned to him who is to be ordained a priest. ..."

3. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"The king put him in mind of the articles of peace concluded with Sylla : but muraena replied thnt he knew of no fuch articles; for Sylla had fet nothing ..."

4. The Odes and Secular Hymn of Horace by Horace, Warren H. Cudworth (1917)
"XIX In Honor of muraena FROM Inachus how long the tide To Codrus, who for country bravely died, What sons had Aeacus, how great The wars 'neath sacred Troy, ..."

5. A dictionary of the Spanish and English languages, orig. compiled by Neuman by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marc' Antonio Baretti (1862)
"muraena conger, L. Congruamente, ad. Conveniently, becomingly. Congrua, if. A competent sustenance assigned to him who is to be ordained a priest. ..."

6. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"The king put him in mind of the articles of peace concluded with Sylla : but muraena replied thnt he knew of no fuch articles; for Sylla had fet nothing ..."

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