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eel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Fish, Food
eeleel /iːl/ noun [countable]  HBFDFa long thin fish that looks like a snake and can be eaten
Examples from the Corpus
eelI have eaten part of an eel, but as far as I know I have never eaten a couscous.A great big eel, one day, swam past and touched her.The hard, black eel curves at the top, a perfect cane.Fossils of eels have been found in rocks a hundred million years old.The smell of stewed eels streams from a steaming vat into the busy street.In Nagano we closed our eyes and swallowed eel.The eel fry, awaited impatiently each year, provided sport and income.Near to large rivers and lakes, fishing would always have been a major activity, particularly for salmon and the ubiquitous eels.
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