Middle English from Old French borbotefromborbeterto move about in mud
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Burbot Sentence Examples
The American burbot (Lota maculosa) is coarser, and not favoured for the table.
They inhabit chiefly the northern seas, but many abyssal forms occur between the tropics and in the southern parts of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are represented in British waters by eight genera, and about twenty species, only one of which, the burbot (Lola vulgaris), is an inhabitant of fresh waters.
Burbot, a freshwater relative of cod, are also eligible for spear fishing in certain regions of the province.