Definition of eel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//iːl//
; NAmE NAmE//iːl//
[countable, uncountable] Fish
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a long thin sea or freshwater fish that looks like a snake. There are several types of eel, some of which are used for food. jellied eels See related entries: Fish Word OriginOld English ǣl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aal and German Aal.
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