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n. pl. eelpout or eel·pouts
1. Any of various bottom-dwelling marine fishes of the family Zoarcidae, having a large head and an elongated body with dorsal and anal fins that are continuous with the caudal fin.
2. See burbot.
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1. (Animals) any marine eel-like blennioid fish of the family Zoarcidae, such as Zoarces viviparus (viviparous eelpout or blenny)
2. (Animals) another name for burbot
[Old English ǣlepūte; related to Middle Dutch aalpuit]
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1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, esp. Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
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|Noun||1.||eelpout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas|
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
|2.||eelpout - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth|
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