Burbot meaning

bûrbət
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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.
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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.
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A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, similar to the ling and the cusk, which spawns in the winter.
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Origin of burbot

  • Middle English from Old French borbote from borbeter to move about in mud

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition