eel-like

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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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