AskDefine | Define conger

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conger n : large somber-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food [syn: conger eel]

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English

Noun

  1. Any of several scaleless marine eels, of the genus Conger, found in coastal waters

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

For the business syndicate, see conger (syndicate). For the dance, see Conga Line
Conger is a genus of marine congrid eels. It includes some of the largest types of eels, ranging up to 3 m (10 ft) in length.
"Conger" or "Conger eel" is also the common name of a number of species, including members of this genus.

Species

References

conger in Corsican: Groncu
conger in Danish: Conger
conger in German: Conger (Aal)
conger in French: Conger
conger in Ido: Kongro
conger in Italian: Conger conger
conger in Dutch: Conger
conger in Portuguese: Congro
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