lamper eel
Eelpout Eel"pout`, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus}), remarkable for producing living young; -- called also {greenbone}, {guffer}, {bard}, and {Maroona eel}. Also, an American species ({Z. anguillaris}), -- called also {mutton fish}, and, erroneously, {congo eel}, {ling}, and {lamper eel}. Both are edible, but of little value. (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot. [1913 Webster]

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  • lamper eel — [lam′pər] n. [Eng dial. lamper, var. of LAMPREY] LAMPREY …   English World dictionary

  • Lamper eel — Lam per eel . (Zo[ o]l.) See {Lamprey}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamper eel — Lamprey Lam prey (l[a^]m pr[y^]), n.; pl. {Lampreys} (l[a^]m pr[i^]z). [OE. lampreie, F. lamproie, LL. lampreda, lampetra, from L. lambere to lick + petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with their circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamper eel — noun primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue • Syn: ↑lamprey, ↑lamprey eel • Hypernyms: ↑jawless vertebrate, ↑jawless fish, ↑agnathan • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamper eel — /ˈlæmpər il/ (say lampuhr eel) noun → lamprey …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamper eel — /lam peuhr/ lamprey. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamper-eel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • congo eel — Eelpout Eel pout , n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus}), remarkable for producing living young; called also {greenbone}, {guffer}, {bard}, and {Maroona eel}. Also, an American species ({Z. anguillaris}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maroona eel — Eelpout Eel pout , n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus}), remarkable for producing living young; called also {greenbone}, {guffer}, {bard}, and {Maroona eel}. Also, an American species ({Z. anguillaris}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamprey eel — Lamprey Lam prey (l[a^]m pr[y^]), n.; pl. {Lampreys} (l[a^]m pr[i^]z). [OE. lampreie, F. lamproie, LL. lampreda, lampetra, from L. lambere to lick + petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with their circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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