congo eel

congo eel
noun
aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States
Syn: ↑amphiuma, ↑congo snake, ↑blind eel
Hypernyms: ↑salamander
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Amphiuma

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noun
3. : mud eel

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congo eel,
1. U.S. an eel-shaped amphibian that has very small, weak legs; congo snake. Congo eels live in swampy regions in the southeastern United States. They grow to 3 feet in length.
2. = eelpout. (Cf.eelpout)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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