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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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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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Congera group of booksellers.
Example: a conger, set or knot of booksellers—Bookseller, 1977.
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|Noun||1.||conger - 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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conger[ˈkɒŋgər] N (also conger eel) → congrio m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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n (also conger eel) → Seeaal m
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conger[ˈkɒŋgəʳ] n (also conger eel) → grongo
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