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conger

[ kong-ger ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gər /
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noun
a large marine eel, Conger conger, sometimes reaching a length of 10 feet (3 meters), used for food.
any other eel of the family Congridae.
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Also called conger eel .

Origin of conger

1250–1300; Middle English kunger, congre<Old French congre<Latin conger<Greek góngros sea-eel, gnarl, protuberance
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British Dictionary definitions for conger

conger
/ (ˈkɒŋɡə) /

noun
any large marine eel of the family Congridae, esp Conger conger, occurring in temperate and tropical coastal waters

Word Origin for conger

C14: from Old French congre, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros sea eel
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