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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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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.
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.
50kg made up with two congers and worth a PS60 payout.
During the day congers hide in crevices, rocks, reefs and especially submerged wrecks.
PBDEs have 209 congers from PBDEs-1 to PBDEs-209, while number of bromine atom in compound change from 1 to 10.
He reeled in five congers ranging up to 74lb (pictured), including a 50-pounder, which were all returned after weighing.
Irish marine officials were accused of "editing" a special European Commission report into the threat on fish stocks posed by the seals, and accusing the congers instead.
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Now he says: "There are definitely 200lb-plus congers out there.
The Company intends to move all of its existing activities from Brooklyn into the Congers facility or lease a limited amount of additional space in the Congers area.
The next three weights came from the pier led by Brendan Davies's 7lb thornback ray and followed by congers of 3lb 4oz and 3lb caught by Brian Lewis and Val Wilmott.
The congers will never challenge national targets but they are whoppers in regional West Wales ratings.