conger

/kong"geuhr/, n.
1. a large marine eel, Conger conger, sometimes reaching a length of 10 ft. (3 m), used for food.
2. any other eel of the family Congridae. Also called conger eel.
[1250-1300; ME kunger, congre < OF congre < L conger < Gk góngros sea-eel, gnarl, protuberance]

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