eel

[eel]
noun, plural (especially collectively) eel (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) eels.
1.
any of numerous elongated, snakelike marine or freshwater fishes of the order Apodes, having no ventral fins.
2.
any of several similar but unrelated fishes, as the lamprey.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English ele, Old English ēl, ǣl; cognate with Dutch aal, German Aal, Old Norse āll

eellike, adjective
eely, adjective
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eel (iːl)
 
n
1.  any teleost fish of the order Apodes (or Anguilliformes), such as the European freshwater species Anguilla anguilla, having a long snakelike body, a smooth slimy skin, and reduced fins
2.  any of various other animals with a long body and smooth skin, such as the mud eel and the electric eel
3.  an evasive or untrustworthy person
 
[Old English ǣl; related to Old Frisian ēl, Old Norse āll, Old High German āl]
 
'eel-like
 
adj
 
'eely
 
adj

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eel
O.E. æl, from P.Gmc. *ælaz, of unknown origin, with no certain cognates outside Gmc.
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Example sentences for Eellike
Natural phosphorescence give its eellike skin an eerie glow.
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