nounpl. -·bot or -·bots
a freshwater gadoid fish (Lota lota) with a broad, flat head and barbels on the nose and chin: widely distributed in Europe, Asia, and North America
Origin of burbotMiddle English from Old French borbote, altered (infl. by bourbe, mud, mire) from earlier barbote from barbe from Classical Latin barba, a beard
nounpl. burbot, or bur·bots
A freshwater food fish (Lota lota) of northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere, closely related to and resembling the cod and having a long barbel on the chin. Also called cusk . Also called eelpout .
Origin of burbotMiddle English from Old French borbote from borbeter to move about in mud