• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muraena mū-rē′na the typical genus of Murænidæ, a family of eels, now limited to the European murry or moray (q.v.).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. muraina, a lamprey.


In literature:

Muraena, conspiracy of, 83, 114, 120.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Many kinds of fishes, Muraena, Diodon, Balistes, Serranus, etc.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Since the times of the ancients, Muraenae have been prized very highly on account of their savory flesh.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
The Licinii were a Plebeian Gens, to which belonged the Luculli, Crassi, Muraenae, and others.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long