from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various large scaleless marine eels of the family Congridae, especially Conger oceanicus, native to Atlantic waters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The conger-eel.
  • [capitalized] [NL. (Cuvier, 1817).] A genus of fishes, of which the conger-eel is the type, ex-emplifying the family Congridæ. See cut under conger-eel.
  • noun A local English (Lincolnshire) name of the cucumber.
  • noun See the extracts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The conger eel; -- called also congeree.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the sea eel; a large species of eel (Conger vulgaris), which sometimes grows to the length of ten feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several scaleless marine eels, of the genus Conger, found in coastal waters

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English congre, from Old French, probably from Late Latin congrus, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros.]



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  • Rhymes with "wronger".

    a silly person

    January 31, 2008

  • One of my friends played this during a Scrabble game tonight. When the play was challenged and I found out it was an eel, my first thought was of the eel list. When I got home and tried to look it up, I forgot there was an n in it--coger means something very different.

    October 21, 2011

  • Conger is tasty. I like to eat it with congee.

    October 21, 2011

  • Isn't it expensive, given that catching one requires a jiggling and rudderless wobblechain of dancefloor numpties in full serial grope?

    October 21, 2011

  • The conga is a sophisticated art form!

    October 21, 2011