Definition of Ophidion in English:

Ophidion

(also Ophidium)

noun

Zoology
  • An eel-like fish of the genus Ophidion (or Ophidium), or (formerly) of the family Ophidiidae; a cusk-eel.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From classical Latin ophīdion a small fish resembling the conger (Pliny) from ancient Greek ὀϕίδιον small snake from ὄϕις serpent + -ίδιον.