sand eel

very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
Syn: ↑sand lance, ↑sand launce, ↑launce
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Member Holonyms: ↑Ammodytes, ↑genus Ammodytes

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2. : a slender soft-finned fish (Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus or G. grayi) of the Indo-Pacific having small spiny scales, a single barbel in the produced snout, and the eyes beneath the skin

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1. See sand lance.
2. New Zealand. sandfish (def. 2).
[1275-1325; ME sandel; see SAND, EEL]

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sand eel or sand lance noun
The launce
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Main Entry:sand

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sand eel,
= sand launce. (Cf.sand launce)

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n. a small elongated marine fish that lives in shallow waters of the northern hemisphere, often found burrowing in the sand. Family Ammodytidae: several genera and species, including the European Ammodytes tobianus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sand eel — or sandeel is the common name used for a considerable number of species of fish. Most of them are sea fish of the genera Hyperoplus (greater sandeels), Gymnammodytes or Ammodytes . Many species are found off the western coasts of Europe from… …   Wikipedia

  • Sand eel — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand eel — n. SAND LANCE …   English World dictionary

  • sand eel — /ˈsænd il/ (say sand eel) noun (plural sand eel or sand eels) an elongate fish of the family Ammodytidae, which burrows in sand. Also, sand launce. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand eel — Lant Lant, n. [Cf. {Lance}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes of the genus {Ammedytes}. The common European species ({Ammedytes tobianus}) and the American species ({Ammedytes Americanus}) live on sandy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand eel — 1. See sand lance. 2. New Zealand. sandfish (def. 2). [1275 1325; ME sandel; see SAND, EEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand eel — paprastoji arkliagalvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gonorynchus gonorynchus angl. beaked sandfish; sand eel rus. обыкновенный гоноринх; обыкновенный конорыл ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sand eel — type of small fish that resembles an eel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sand eel — noun see sand lance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sand eel — noun a small elongated marine fish living in shallow waters, often found burrowing in the sand. [Ammodytes tobianus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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