1. Having the form or shape of an eel: "An eel is a common name for any fish of the ten families that are part of the order Anguilliformes, and they characterized by having long snakelike bodies covered with tiny scales embedded in their skins. Eels do not have a hind pair of fins and so they are adapted for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores."
"The common freshwater eel, Anguilla rostrata, of the family Anguillidae, is found in the Atlantic coastal regions of Europe, in the Mediterranean area, and in North America East of the Rocky Mountains (mountain range that extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico)."
3. Etymology: from Latin anguilla "eel", a diminutive (indicating smallness) of anguis, "snake".
Of, or pertaining to, or suggestive of, a snake or serpent: "The naturalist found an anquine creature that he described as being snaky or looking like a snake."
In Greek myth and archaeology; a reference to giants, having legs in the form of serpent-like bodies or tails.
anguiped, anguipede (s) (noun)
; anguipeds, anguipedes (pl)
Having feet or legs in the form of serpents, serpent-footed: Certain giants of ancient mythology were called anquipeds.
A genus of limbless lizards including only the blindworm or slowworm: "Although they are lizards, the Anquis do not have legs and so they are often thought to be snakes."
"The Anquis, of the Anquidae genus, have been described as a small burrowing, legless European lizard, with tiny eyes; so, many believe that it is blind."
anguis in herba
A snake in the grass.
A traitor or disloyal friend; an unsuspected danger.
A family of lizards, some of which are without limbs (legs and/or arms); such as, the glass snakes and the blindworms: "The Anguidae are considered to be entirely harmless and are said to be useful as destroyers of slugs, worms, and insects."
A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "snakes or other reptiles":