burbot
/berr"beuht/, n., pl. burbots, (esp. collectively) burbot.
a freshwater cod, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having an elongated body and a barbel on the chin.
[1425-75; late ME < MF bourbotte, var. of bourbete, deriv. of bourbeter to wallow in mud, equiv. to bourbe mud + -t- freq. suffix + -er inf. ending]

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Elongated fish (Lota lota), the only freshwater member of the cod family.

It lives in cold rivers and lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America. A mottled, greenish or brown bottom-dweller, it descends as deep as 700 ft (200 m). It may grow about 3.6 ft (1.1 m) long. It has very small, embedded scales, a long anal fin, and two dorsal fins. The burbot is valued as food in some areas.

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fish
      (Lota lota), elongated fish of the cod family, Gadidae, and the only member of the family found in freshwater. The burbot lives in cold rivers and lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America. A bottom dweller, it descends as deep as 210 metres (700 feet). A mottled, greenish or brown fish, it may grow about 1.1 metres long. It has very small, embedded scales; a chin barbel; a long anal fin; and two dorsal fins. The burbot is valued as food in some areas.

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
, (Lota vulgaris)


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  • burbot — [bʉr′bət] n. pl. burbot or burbots [ME < OFr borbote, altered (infl. by bourbe, mud, mire) < earlier barbote < barbe < L barba, a beard] a freshwater gadoid fish (Lota lota) with a broad, flat head and barbels on the nose and chin:… …   English World dictionary

  • Burbot — Bur bot, n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st {Barb}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A fresh water fish of the genus {Lota}, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin. [Written also {burbolt}.] [1913 Webster] Note: The fish is also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burbot — ► NOUN ▪ an elongated bottom dwelling fish that is the only freshwater member of the cod family. ORIGIN Old French borbete, probably from borbe mud, slime …   English terms dictionary

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  • burbot — /ˈbɜbət/ (say berbuht) noun (plural burbot or burbots) a freshwater fish of the cod family, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with an elongated body and a barbel on the lower jaw. {Middle English borbot, from French borbote… …   Australian English dictionary

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