Definitions for eelil
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous elongated, snakelike marine or freshwater fishes of the order Apodes, having no ventral fins.
any of several similar but unrelated fishes, as the lamprey.
Origin of eel:
bef. 1000; ME ele, OE ēl, ǣl; c. OFris ēl, OS, OHG āl, ON āll
the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
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
a snake-like water creature
Any fish of the order Anguilliformes which are elongated and resemble snakes. There are freshwater and marine species.
The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.
To fish for eels
To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel
Origin: From ele, from æl, from ēlaz. Cognate with West Frisian iel, Dutch aal, German Aal, Swedish and Danish ål.
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
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.
Translations for eel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of fish with a long smooth cylindrical or ribbon-shaped body.
- أنْقَليس، حَنْكَليسArabic
- enguiaPortuguese (BR)
- der AalGerman
- مار ماهیFarsi
- مار ماهیPersian
- yılan balığıTurkish
- 鰻鲡Chinese (Trad.)
- вугор; в'юнUkrainian
- لمبی فیتے جیسے جسم والی کوئی مچھلیUrdu
- con lươnVietnamese
- 鳗鲡Chinese (Simp.)
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