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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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