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Noun: eel  eel
  1. Voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
  2. The fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled

Derived forms: eels

Type of: fish, malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

Part of: Anguilliformes, common eel, freshwater eel, order Anguilliformes, order Apodes

Encyclopedia: Eel