bur·​bot | \ ˈbər-bət How to pronounce burbot (audio) \
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

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For all you trivia buffs, the answer is four: white sturgeon, bull trout, burbot and sockeye salmon. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Identifying this rare Idaho fish is tough. And it’s costly when you get it wrong," 19 Feb. 2018 All are apt descriptions for a 19-pound, 11-ounce eelpout (aka burbot, aka lawyer, lingcod, cusk and a host of other unbecoming nicknames) caught by Brent Getzler of Roosevelt. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Fat burbot: MN man sets record for biggest eelpout. (That’s a fish.)," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of burbot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burbot

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French borbeter to stir up mud

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