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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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EELAT, n. An eel-like fish, allied to the lamprey; “the Myxine or Glutinous Hag Myxine glutinosa” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D.Bnff. 43; ne.Sc. 1903 G. Sim Fauna ofDee” 283; Mry.1 c.1920); also eeliart (Mry. 1852 in Zoologist X. 3488).

[Origin obscure. Phs. Eel, n.1, + dim. suff. -(l)et, or reduced form of Eng. dial. eelator, id.]

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