Eel (?), n. [AS. l; akin to D., G., & Dan. aal, Icel. all, Sw. x86;l.] Zool.
An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus Anguilla. The electrical eel is a species of Gymnotus. The so called vinegar eel is a minute nematode worm. See Conger eel, Electric eel, and Gymnotus.
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