Definitions for eelil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eelil(n.)(pl.)eel; eels.

  1. any of numerous elongated, snakelike marine or freshwater fishes of the order Apodes, having no ventral fins.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. any of several similar but unrelated fishes, as the lamprey.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of eel:

bef. 1000; ME ele, OE ēl, ǣl; c. OFris ēl, OS, OHG āl, ON āll

eel′y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eel(noun)

    the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled

  2. eel(noun)

    voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eel(noun)il

    a snake-like water creature

Wiktionary

  1. eel(Noun)

    Any fish of the order Anguilliformes which are elongated and resemble snakes. There are freshwater and marine species.

  2. eel(Noun)

    The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

  3. eel(Verb)

    To fish for eels

  4. eel(Verb)

    To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel

  5. Origin: From ele, from æl, from ēlaz. Cognate with West Frisian iel, Dutch aal, German Aal, Swedish and Danish ål.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eel(noun)

    an elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus Anguilla. The electrical eel is a species of Gymnotus. The so called vinegar eel is a minute nematode worm. See Conger eel, Electric eel, and Gymnotus

Freebase

  1. Eel

    Eels are an order of fish which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and approximately 800 species. Most eels are predators. The term "eel" is also used for some other similarly shaped fish, such as electric eels and spiny eels, but these are not members of the Anguilliformes order.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eel(noun)

a kind of fish with a long smooth cylindrical or ribbon-shaped body.

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