Definition of cusk-eel in English:

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A small, eellike fish with a tapering body and fins that form a pointed tail, typically found in deep water.
  • Family Ophidiidae: numerous genera.
Example sentences
  • Courtenay describes the sound producing mechanism of adult striped cusk-eels, and which is found only in the males.
  • Calling was often initiated while cusk-eels were still partially or entirely burrowed.
  • This is the only cusk-eel sound that has been identified to the species level.

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Syllabification: cusk-eel

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