common eel

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Related to common eel: freshwater eel
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Noun1.common eel - eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawncommon eel - eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked
eel - voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
genus Anguilla, Anguilla - type genus of the Anguillidae: eels
eel - the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
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Now, operators will have to selectively apply one of the following measures to cultivate green fodder: orchards or their mixtures with mistletoe and / or raspberries; Specific soil-improving annual plants ( facelios, lentils, lupins, beans, seradlys, soy, wicks, peas ); perennial herb plants ( wild boar, clover, esparcetus, lucerne, common eel); any plants in a mixture with perennial herbaceous plants.
GLASGOW angler David Stott, a member of the Silverlure Sea Angling Club, caught this 3lb 4oz common eel during a recent competition at Grangemouth