noun \ˈbər-bət\
plural burbot also burbots

Definition of BURBOT

:  a Holarctic freshwater bony fish (Lota lota) of the cod family having barbels on the nose and chin

Origin of BURBOT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French borbeter to stir up mud
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BURBOT


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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