from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of large eels of the family Murænidæ. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Muræna Helenæ) of Southern Europe was the muræna of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Murœnidœ.
- n. [lowercase] A fish of this genus. Also written murena.
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