- lamprey eel
Other Word Forms of Lamprey
Origin of Lamprey
From Middle English laumprei, adopted from Old French lampreie (Modern lamproie), from Medieval Latin lampreda, possibly from Late Latin lampetra, from a combination of lambō (“lick”) + petra (“stone”).
Middle English lamprei from Old French lampreie from Medieval Latin lamprēda perhaps of Gaulish origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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