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lamprey eels

lamprey eels is a plural form of lamprey eel

lamprey eel

Definition:

a primitive eel-like freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

lamprey eel* | lamprey eels
(* lamprey eel may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

sea lamprey

Synonyms:

lamper eel | lamprey

Etymology:

Old French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lampreda, from Late Latin lampetra...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lamprey | Lampreys | lamprey eels

an order of jawless fish, whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. The common name "lamprey" is derived from lampetra, which translated from Latin means "stone licker". While lampreys are well known for those species... (38 of 3685 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lamprey

Merriam-Webster:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamprey eel

any of a family (Petromyzontidae) of eel-shaped freshwater or anadromous jawless fishes that include those cyclostomes having well-developed eyes and ... (20 of 62 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lamprey

Random House Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamprey eel [synonym] | lamper eel [synonym]

any eellike marine or freshwater fish of the order Petromyzoniformes, having a circular, suctorial mouth with horny teeth for boring into the flesh of ... (24 of 44 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lamprey

Wiktionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamper eel | lamper eels [plural]

Any long slender primitive eel-like freshwater and saltwater fish of the Petromyzontidae family, having a sucking mouth with rasping teeth but no jaw. (23 of 29 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lamprey

Collins Dictionary:

lamprey | lamper eel [synonym]

any eel-like cyclostome vertebrate of the family "Petromyzonidae", having a round sucking mouth for clinging to and feeding on the blood of other ... (23 of 312 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lamprey

American Heritage Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamper eel

Any of various primitive elongated freshwater or anadromous fishes of the family Petromyzontidae, characteristically having a jawless sucking mouth ... (19 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamprey

New World Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamper eel

any of an order (Petromyzoniformes) of jawless fishes with a funnel-shaped, sucking mouth surrounded by rasping teeth with which it bores into the ... (23 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamprey

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lamprey [fish] | Petromyzon marinus [species] | Lampetra planeri [species]

any of about 43 species of primitive fishlike jawless vertebrates placed with hagfishes in the class Agnatha. Lampreys belong to the family ... (22 of 299 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/328874​/lamprey

Columbia Encyclopedia:

lamprey

name for several primitive marine and freshwater fishes of the order Cyclostomata, or jawless fishes (see cyclostome). As in the other member of the ... (24 of 325 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0828725​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

an eel-like aquatic jawless vertebrate that has a sucker mouth with horny teeth and a rasping tongue. The adult is often parasitic, attaching itself ... (24 of 85 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lamprey

Cambridge Dictionary:

lamprey

a long snake-like fish which uses its sucking mouth to feed off the blood of other animals (17 of 22 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lamprey

Encarta Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamprey eel: lamprey eels [plural] | lamprey eels [plural] | lamprey eel | lamper eel [fish]

a freshwater jawless fish with a round sucking mouth for attaching itself to other fish and, in the case of adults, feeding ... (22 of 55 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624830​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

lamprey

First use: about 1200

Origin: Old French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lampreda, from Late Latin lampetra "lamprey", probably literally "lick-rock", from Latin ... (19 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=lamprey

Oxford Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

Origin: Middle English: from Old French lampreie, from medieval Latin lampreda, probably from Latin lambere "to lick" + petra ... (18 of 28 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lamprey

Wiktionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

Origin: Middle English laumprei, adopted from Old French lampreie (Modern lamproie), from Medieval Latin lampreda, possibly from Late Latin lampetra, from a combination of lambō ("lick") + petra ("stone").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lamprey

Collins Dictionary:

lamprey

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French lamproie, from Late Latin lamprēda; origin obscure

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lamprey

lamper eel

First use: 19th century

Origin: lamper, variant of lamprey

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lamper-eel

Merriam-Webster:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lampreda

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lamprey

American Heritage Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

Origin: Middle English lamprei, from Old French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lamprēda.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamprey

lamper eel

Origin: Alteration of "lamprey".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamper-eel

New World Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

Origin: Middle English lampreie from Old French from Medieval Latin lampreda

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamprey

lamper eel

Origin: English dialect lamper, variant of "lamprey"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamper-eel

Encarta Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural] | lamprey eel: lamprey eels [plural] | lamprey eels [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French lampreie from medieval Latin lampreda

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624830​/definition​.html  [offline]

lamper eel [fish]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Probably from variant of lamprey

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624822​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

lamprey

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lamprey"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lamprey

lamper eel

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lamper eel"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lamper-eel

Cambridge Dictionary:

lamprey

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lamprey"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lamprey"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lamprey

the Free Dictionary:

lamprey

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "lamprey"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "lamprey" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/lamprey

lamper eel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lamper eel" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/lamper eel

Google Dictionary:

lamprey | lampreys [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lamprey"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=lamprey

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

lamprey

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lamprey"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=lampre​01 word=lamprey

YourDictionary Audio:

lamprey

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lamprey" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamprey

lamper eel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lamper eel" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lamper-eel

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