Definition of burbot
plural burbot also burbots
: 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
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