pl. -·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, eelpout.
Origin of burbotMiddle English, from Old French borbote, from borbeter, to move about in mud.