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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A snakelike fish with a long slippery body.

Usage examples (35)
  • One long, continuous fin down its back is a distinguishing characteristic of the eel.
  • "Look at that!" he said as he released the eel from the spear.
  • The tent-dwelling eel is to be recognised by his bold and manly air and his free and independent look.
  • Traces of disinfectant were found in Chinese eel and mackerel last year, further spurring consumer fears. for more
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