a large marine eel, Conger conger, sometimes reaching a length of 10 feet (3 meters), used for food.
any other eel of the family Congridae.
Also called conger eel.

1250–1300; Middle English kunger, congre < Old French congre < Latin conger < Greek góngros sea-eel, gnarl, protuberance Unabridged
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conger (ˈkɒŋɡə)
any large marine eel of the family Congridae, esp Conger conger, occurring in temperate and tropical coastal waters
[C14: from Old French congre, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros sea eel]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from L. conger "sea-eel," from Gk. gongros "conger," probably from PIE base *geng-, *gong- "a lump, rounded object."
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Example sentences
Conger stated that efforts to contact witnesses also failed.
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