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n. pl. burbot or bur·bots
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. Also called cusk, eelpout.

[Middle English, from Old French borbote, from borbeter, to move about in mud.]


n, pl -bots or -bot
(Animals) a freshwater gadoid food fish, Lota lota, that has barbels around its mouth and occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America
[C14: from Old French bourbotte, from bourbeter to wallow in mud, from bourbe mud, probably of Celtic origin]


(ˈbɜr bət)

n., pl. -bots, (esp. collectively) -bot.
a freshwater cod, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having an elongated body and a barbel on the chin.
[1425–75; Middle English < Middle French bourbotte]
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Noun1.burbot - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouthburbot - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
codfish, cod - major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters


[ˈbɜːbət] Nlota f


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After developing the microscope in the 1600 s, Antoni van Leewenhoek inspired the Biblical citation against eating fish without scales, illustrated scales of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and burbot (Lota lota); he judged that they did not have the same shape and number of circular lines (JACKSON, 2007).
International Burbot Symposium (2d: 2005: Anchorage, AK) Ed.
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