Definition of Conger eel

1. Noun. Large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food.

Exact synonyms: Conger
Generic synonyms: Eel
Group relationships: Congridae, Family Congridae



Definition of Conger eel

1. Noun. Any of various large marine eels of the family ''Congridae'', that have no scales and are found in temperate and tropical coastal waters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conger Eel

conger
conger eel (current term)
conger eels
congeries
congers
conges
congest
congestant
congested
congestee
congestees
congestible
congesting
congestion
congestions
congestiparous

Literary usage of Conger eel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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; ..."

2. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE conger eel [Anguilla Conger, Cuv.1]. The anterior nares [openings of the nasal saes] are at the anterior point of the head ; [the saes] pass backwards ..."

3. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"The conger eel, a large eel found upon the British coasts, is as frequently ... Ermine, on a bend engrailed sable three conger-eel's heads erased argent, ..."

4. The Pantropheon: Or, History of Food and Its Preparation : from the Earliest by Alexis Soyer (1853)
"The Romans had still less esteem for this too highly praised fish. However, sometimes a fried conger-eel occupied on ..."

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