lamper eel


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lamper eel

(ˈlæmpə)
n
(Animals) another name for lamprey
[C19 lamper, variant of lamprey]
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Noun1.lamper eel - primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tonguelamper eel - primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue
agnathan, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate - eel-shaped vertebrate without jaws or paired appendages including the cyclostomes and some extinct forms
Petromyzon marinus, sea lamprey - large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes