Meaning of “conger eel” in the English Dictionary

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"conger eel" in British English

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conger eelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒŋ.ɡər ˈiːl/ us /ˌkɑŋ.ɡɚ ˈiːl/

Examples from literature

  • A conger eel in a boat will rage dangerously. 
  • It was a conger eel, which managed to wriggle, half dead as it was, into a puddle of the brackish water. 
  • King: As to the heir of Orkney, since the time you sent him to the right about, I never got so much as a conger eel from his hand. 
  • One discovery I made regarding them and that is, that they form a dainty dish for the huge conger eels which abound among the rocks, and about this bait I must presently tell a little more. 
  • There are all varieties, from speckled trout and mackerel, up to conger eels, horse mackerel, and porpoises. 

(Definition of “conger eel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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