eelpout

noun
eel·pout | \ˈēl-ˌpau̇t \

Definition of eelpout 

1 : any of various elongate tapered marine fishes (family Zoarcidae) usually living on the bottom of cold seas

2 : burbot

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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 eelpout

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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