(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes of the genus Ammedytes. The common European species (a. Tobianus) and the American species (a. Americanus) live on sandy shores, buried in the sand, and are caught in large quantities for bait.

Synonym: launce, and sand eel.

Origin: cf. Lance.

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