from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Australia, Leptocephalus labiatus, Leptocephalus conger L., and Gonorhynchus Gronow.
  • noun The sea-eel, Conger vulgaris or Leptocephalus conger, a large voracious species of eel, sometimes growing to the length of 10 feet and weighing 100 pounds.
  • noun In California, Sidera mordax, an eel of the family Muræidæ, related to the common moray of England. Also called congeree.
  • noun Along the Atlantic coast of the United States, Zoarces anguillaris, a fish of the family Zoarcidæ or Lycodidæ. Also called congo, lamper-eel, ling, and mutton-fish.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word conger-eel.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.