Definition of electric eel in English:

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electric eel


An eellike freshwater fish of South America, using pulses of electricity to kill prey, to assist in navigation, and for defense.
  • Electrophorus electricus, the only member of the family Electrophoridae.
Example sentences
  • Pink dolphins frolic in the waters beside meter-long giant Amazonian turtles, 400-pound pirarucus - the world's largest freshwater fish; endangered Amazonian manatees swim with black caiman and electric eels.
  • An added attraction will be the ‘Aqua Show’ from Chennai with sea lions and electric eels and exotic fish.
  • Describing a canoe trip through the remote Napo River system in Ecuador, she notes that: Piranha fish live in the lakes, and electric eels.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tric eel

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