conger eel
noun Etymology: Middle English congre, from Anglo-French, from Latin congr-, conger, probably from Greek gongros Date: 1602 a large strictly marine scaleless eel (Conger oceanicus) of the Atlantic; broadly any of various related eels (family Congridae)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Conger eel — Conger or conger eel is a vernacular term used for a number of different species of fish, mostly eels of the family Congridae, and especially the genus Conger. Likely possibilities include: Anguilla reinhardtii Ariosoma balaricum Bassanago… …   Wikipedia

  • conger (eel) — or conger [kən jen′ər əskäŋ′gər] n. 〚ME < OFr congre < LL congrus, for L conger < Gr gongros, conger, prob. < IE base * geng , *gong , a lump, rounded object〛 any of a family (Congridae, order Anguilliformes) of large saltwater eels, with a long… …   Universalium

  • conger (eel) — or conger [kən jen′ər əskäŋ′gər] n. [ME < OFr congre < LL congrus, for L conger < Gr gongros, conger, prob. < IE base * geng , *gong , a lump, rounded object] any of a family (Congridae, order Anguilliformes) of large saltwater eels,… …   English World dictionary

  • conger (eel) — or conger [kən jen′ər əskäŋ′gər] n. [ME < OFr congre < LL congrus, for L conger < Gr gongros, conger, prob. < IE base * geng , *gong , a lump, rounded object] any of a family (Congridae, order Anguilliformes) of large saltwater eels,… …   English World dictionary

  • conger eel — UK [ˌkɒŋɡə(r) ˈiːl] / US [ˌkɑŋɡər ˈɪl] noun [countable] Word forms conger eel : singular conger eel plural conger eels a sea animal like a snake that lives in warm parts of the Atlantic Ocean …   English dictionary

  • conger eel — Any of about 100 species of marine eels (family Congridae) with no scales, a large head, large gill slits, a wide mouth, and strong teeth. Conger eels are usually grayish to blackish, with a paler belly and black edged fins. Found in all oceans,… …   Universalium

  • conger eel — noun large dark colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food • Syn: ↑conger • Hypernyms: ↑eel • Member Holonyms: ↑Congridae, ↑family Congridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • conger eel — con|ger eel [ˌkɔŋgər ˈi:l US ˈka:ŋgər i:l] n a large fish that looks like a snake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conger eel — con|ger eel [ ,kaŋgər il ] noun count a sea animal like a snake that lives in warm parts of the Atlantic Ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conger eel — noun Any of various large marine eels of the family Congridae, that have no scales and are found in temperate and tropical coastal waters …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”