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conger

[kong-ger] /ˈkɒŋ gər/
noun
1.
a large marine eel, Conger conger, sometimes reaching a length of 10 feet (3 meters), used for food.
2.
any other eel of the family Congridae.
Also called conger eel.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English kunger, congre < Old French congre < Latin conger < Greek góngros sea-eel, gnarl, protuberance
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conger

/ˈkɒŋɡə/
noun
1.
any large marine eel of the family Congridae, esp Conger conger, occurring in temperate and tropical coastal waters
Word Origin
C14: from Old French congre, from Latin conger, from Greek gongros sea eel
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Word Origin and History for conger
n.

c.1300, from Latin conger "sea-eel," from Greek gongros "conger," probably from PIE root *geng-, *gong- "a lump, rounded object."

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