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|n.||1.||(Zool.) A genus of South American fresh-water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus, or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power.|
One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like that from the electric blow of the gymnotus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.