Definitions

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

  • noun A young eel of fresh or brackish waters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young eel; especially, a young conger- or sea-eel.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene.

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  • noun a young eel

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

  • noun young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried
  • noun young eel

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of eelfare, brood of young eels, passage of young eels up a river : eel + fare, journey (obsolete).]

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From earlier eelfare ("migration of eels upstream"), from eel + fare.

Examples

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