<zoology> 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.
Origin: AS. L; akin to D, G, & Dan. Aal, Icel. All, Sw. Al.
(01 Mar 1998)
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