a young eel, esp. a young freshwater eel that has migrated from salt water, where it first develops by metamorphosis from a larva
Origin of elverfor eelfare, the passage of young eels up a stream
A young eel of fresh or brackish waters.
Origin of elverAlteration of eelfare, brood of young eels, passage of young eels up a river : eel + fare, journey (obsolete).
- A young eel.