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

  • noun Any of several bottom-dwelling, chiefly marine fishes of the family Ophidiidae, having an elongated body with long dorsal and anal fins that are continuous with the pointed tail fin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any fish of the family Ophidiidæ. They are marine forms, eel-shaped, but have nothing in common with the true eels.

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

  • noun elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes


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