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A large edible predatory eel of shallow coastal waters.
- ‘The silver bodies of predatory fish like congers make them virtually invisible head-on.’
- ‘Like the freshwater eel, congers undergo considerable morphological changes prior to spawning.’
- ‘Alex posed in the darkest corner and I was shooting off a few frames when we noticed a huge conger eel looking at us with the short-sighted expression that congers are endowed with.’
- ‘Huge conger, pollack, ling, cod and coalfish were regularly pulled up the steps to the old Angling Centre and weighed in front of big crowds of onlookers.’
- ‘This is a high-energy site - as well as a vast variety of invertebrate life we saw shoals of fish, a huge conger eel and plenty of edible crabs.’
Middle English: from Old French congre, via Latin from Greek gongros.
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