- Any fish of the order Anguilliformes which are elongated and resemble snakes. There are freshwater and marine species.
Etymology: Old English íl, l, from Germanic . Cognate with Dutch aal, German Aal, Swedish íl.
- Dutch: paling , aal (before it can spawn), palingachtigen
- French: anguille
- German: Aal , Aalartige
- Italian: anguilla
- Spanish: anguila
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