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lamper eel

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  1. lamprey.

Origin of lamper eel

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for lamper eel

Historical Examples

  • Spiny, egg-like sea-urchins, green wrinkles, and an occasional flounder or lamper-eel gave variety to the catch.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • If there is anything on arth that holds on hard, it's a York Editor; a lamper-eel is nothing to one on 'em.

British Dictionary definitions for lamper eel

lamper eel

  1. another name for lamprey

Word Origin

C19 lamper, variant of lamprey
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