congo snake

Origin of congo snake

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Also called congo eel.
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British Dictionary definitions for congo eel

congo eel

congo snake

noun
  1. an aquatic salamander, Amphiuma means, having an eel-like body with gill slits and rudimentary limbs and inhabiting still muddy waters in the southern US: family Amphiumidae
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