from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Muræna.


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  • The Italians call it murena; but whether it is the fish which had the same name among the antient Romans, I cannot pretend to determine.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • The antient murena was counted a great delicacy, and was kept in ponds for extraordinary occasions.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • The murena of this country is in no esteem, and only eaten by the poor people.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • On her breast was a collection of luminous stones, their variegation imitating the scales of the murena.



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