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


electric eel

BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrɪk ˈiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektrɪk ˈiːl//
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a large fish that lives in rivers in S America, which produces electricity to kill its food and to help it find its way See related entries: Fish
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electric eel