Muraena

Muraena

Mu*r[ae]"na\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large eels of the family Mir[ae]nid[ae]. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Mur[ae]na Helen[ae]) of Southern Europe was the mur[ae]na of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish.
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