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

  • n. Any of several small marine fishes of the genus Ammodytes, having a slender body with a forked tail fin and often burrowing in the sand of tidelands. Also called launce, sand eel.

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

  • n. very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches


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