from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See glass eel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a young eel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young eel; especially, a young conger- or sea-eel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried
  • n. young eel


Alteration of eelfare, a brood of young eels, the passage of young eels up a river : eel + fare, journey (obsolete).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From earlier eelfare ("migration of eels upstream"), from eel + fare. (Wiktionary)



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