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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.]


(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]


(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]


 a group of booksellers.
Example: a conger, set or knot of booksellers—Bookseller, 1977.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


[ˈkɒŋgər] N (also conger eel) → congrio m


[ˈkɒŋgər] conger eel n (also conger eel) → congre m, anguille f de roche


n (also conger eel)Seeaal m


[ˈkɒŋgəʳ] n (also conger eel) → grongo
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He was struggling with a very large conger, and holding fast with one hand to the side of the vessel, in order to seize with the other the gaping jowl of his antagonist, when the master said to him, "Take care they don't see you from Belle-Isle
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.
Conger CPA PA of Little Rock, said that no matter who won the presidency, an increase in capital gains tax was unavoidable.
With scouts scouring the country the past year, the Angels stayed right at home Tuesday in the free-agent amateur draft by selecting Huntington Beach's Hank Conger in the first round.
The joke spread after two men in a small boat, out for an evening's dabble for a plaice supper, caught a lashing, gnashing conger eel and managed to steer it to the side.
MILNGAVIE angler Derek Fraser travelled all the way down to Plymouth in the hope of connecting with a specimen conger.
The increase was due to wells brought on production in late 2003 and early 2004 as well as the Conger Field acquisition completed in December 2003.
RAY Starling took first prize in the Penarth SAC competition when he fished at Lavernock and reeled in two conger eels and a cod with a total weight of 8lb 14oz.
CYNTHIA CONGER, A FOUNDING partner who disappeared from Arkansas Financial Group back in July, is back.
MAN-SIZE, welly-crunching conger eels might put the frighteners on some sea anglers .
We didn't expect the level of support that we got to begin with; we've been elated,'' said Greg Conger, president of UFCW Local 324.
Rick Rockwell and Darva Conger have not seen each other since they returned from the Caribbean honeymoon they won on the show.