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electric eel

an eellike, freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, found in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and tributaries, sometimes over 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, capable of emitting strong electric discharges.
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1785-95 Unabridged
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  • The buccal cavity of the electric eel may breathe air.
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British Dictionary definitions for electric eel

electric eel

an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae
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