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A young eel of fresh or brackish waters.

[Alteration of eelfare, brood of young eels, passage of young eels up a river : eel + fare, journey (obsolete).]
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(Zoology) a young eel, esp one migrating up a river from the sea. See also leptocephalus
[C17: variant of eelfare migration of young eels, literally: eel-journey; see eel, fare]
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(ˈɛl vər)

a young eel, esp. one migrating up a stream from the ocean.
[1630–40; variant of ellfare, literally, eel-journey. See eel, fare]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elver - young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried
eel - the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
2.elver - young eel
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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[ˈelvəʳ] Nangula f
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