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Any of various large scaleless marine eels of the family Congridae, especially Conger oceanicus, native to Atlantic waters.

[Middle English congre, from Old French, probably from Late Latin congrus, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros.]
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(Animals) any large marine eel of the family Congridae, esp Conger conger, occurring in temperate and tropical coastal waters
[C14: from Old French congre, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros sea eel]
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(ˈkɒŋ gər)

1. a large marine eel, Conger conger, reaching a length of up to 10 ft. (3 m), used for food.
2. any other eel of the family Congridae.
Also called con′ger eel′.
[1250–1300; Middle English kunger, congre < Old French congre < Latin conger < Greek góngros sea eel]
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 a group of booksellers.
Example: a conger, set or knot of booksellers—Bookseller, 1977.
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Noun1.conger - large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal watersconger - large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food
eel - voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
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[ˈkɒŋgər] N (also conger eel) → congrio m
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[ˈkɒŋgər] conger eel n (also conger eel) → congre m, anguille f de roche
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n (also conger eel)Seeaal m
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[ˈkɒŋgəʳ] n (also conger eel) → grongo
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These words produced the same effect upon D'Artagnan as the hissing of the first bullet on a day of battle; he let go of both line and conger, which, dragging each other, returned again to the water.
Two nets had already been broken by the immense weight of congers and haddocks; three sea-eels plowed the hold with their slimy folds and their dying contortions.
Fishing was difficult in the rain and strong winds, but his catch of two strap conger eels for 6lb 2oz was good enough to trouser PS350, plus valuable Penn Points.
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In this follow-up to his first memoir on practicing in rural Vermont, Harvard Medical School graduate Conger moves from the farm to inner-city Philadelphia, where he treats patients who struggle for food, shelter, and safety.