1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
Related terms: fish elver common_eel
2. [ noun ] (zoology) voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
Related terms: soft-finned_fish common_eel elver tuna moray conger Anguilliformes
Similar spelling:   el