Definition of Electric eel

1. Noun. Eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body.

Exact synonyms: Electrophorus Electric
Generic synonyms: Cypriniform Fish
Group relationships: Electrophorus, Genus Electrophorus

Definition of Electric eel

1. Noun. A species of fish resembling an eel (not related) that is capable of generating powerful electric shocks. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Eel

electric circuit
electric circuits
electric clock
electric company
electric conductivity
electric cord
electric countershock
electric current
electric currents
electric dermatome
electric dipole
electric dipole moment
electric discharge
electric doublet
electric drill
electric eel (current term)
electric eels
electric energy
electric eye
electric fan
electric field
electric fields
electric fire
electric fish
electric frying pan
electric furnace
electric glow
electric guitar
electric guitarist
electric guitars

Literary usage of Electric eel

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1. Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in by James Edward Alexander (1833)
"—Anecdote.—The Cobra of India—The Pipa Frog—Visit a Dutch Entomologist.—Remarkable fishes—Pacoo, Perai, Silurus, Assa, electric Eel, ..."

2. The Electrician (1883)
"... the eels I fixed an india-rubber tube to the mouth of the electric eel, which brings a regular supply of aerated salt water to the gills of the fish. ..."

3. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Garden, and electric eel.—Current Philosophy respecting the Sex.—Divination.—Provincial Nicknames.—Dowries in Cocoa and Coffee- trees—Vegetable and other ..."

4. Ancient India as Described by Megasthenês and Arrian: Being a Translation of by Megasthenes, E. A. Schwanbeck, John Watson McCrindle, Arrian (1877)
"Of the electric eel. I learn from Megasthenes that there is in the Indian Sea a small kind of fish which, is never seen when alive, as it always swims in ..."

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