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Definitions and Synonyms of eel | Another word for eel | What is eel?

Definition 1: voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins - [noun denoting animal]

(eel is a kind of ...) any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii

(... is a kind of eel ) young eel

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of eel ) New Zealand eel

(... is a kind of eel ) family of brightly colored voracious eels of warm coastal waters; generally nonaggressive to humans but larger species are dangerous if provoked

(... is a kind of eel ) large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food

(... is a member of eel) elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced

Definition 2: the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled - [noun denoting food]

(eel is a kind of ...) the flesh of fish used as food

"in Japan most fish is eaten raw" "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat" "they have a chef who specializes in fish"

(... is a kind of eel ) eel cured by smoking

(... is a kind of eel ) young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried

(... is part of 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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