muraena definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of big eels of family members Murænidæ. They differ from the most popular eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins constant. The murry (Muræna Helenæ) of Southern European countries had been the muræna of this Romans. It's extremely appreciated as a food fish.
    • The Conventional genus of Murœnidœ.
    • [lowercase] A fish with this genus. Additionally written murena.

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