freshwater eel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freshwater eel eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked
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Usage

In literature:

Especially were they to avoid eating eels and freshwater fish and all the best kinds of food.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
Of freshwater fish the trout of the mountain streams and the eels of the coast lagoons may be mentioned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Scientists race to understand the reproductive biology of freshwater eels.
The first time I tried to grip a freshwater eel was during an interview with a North Carolina eel dealer, who reached into a concrete-lined pool in his warehouse and tossed one of his captives to the floor in a quick movement.
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