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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


nQuappe f
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Each species, except for those listed, as well as perch of freshwater, roach, burbot and ruff of freshwater, is allowed to extract in the water areas of these subjects in a volume of up to 15 kg.
Peter Cott, a researcher at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada stationed in the Northwest Territories, made a fascinating discovery about one of our lesser known fish species, the burbot or eelpout (Lota lota).
He said that he had caught a lake trout that morning and rather than throw away the insides, he put them on a hook and figured he would catch a burbot for another meal.
The burbot population is also self-sustaining and supports a habitat that includes birds that feed on the fish, moose, wolves, bear, fox, and other animals just downstream from Fort Knox's huge open pit and mining operation.
Mrs Gorman also wanted her estate to help fund the reintroduction of the burbot fish, the lynx and walrus.
Unfortunately, walleye (Sander vitreus) have also invaded the lower portions of the Green and Colorado rivers and burbot (Lota lota) have invaded upstream of Flaming Gorge Dam.
And even if one could, who could make head or tail of specialties no longer known today--kontuz, arkas, and blemas; or dishes containing ingredients such as burbot meat, forcemeat, civet, deer musk, gum dragon, pine nut, and sloeberry?
Data source: Estonian state fishery statistics Fish 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 species tonnes Pikeperch 1081 899 619 652 508 672 646 Perch 492 345 744 804 1205 756 1061 Bream 324 396 367 531 435 578 577 Roach 218 202 202 187 196 225 207 Pike 100 113 55 65 46 100 153 Ruffe 8 16 63 74 40 8 2 Burbot 18 33 25 27 26 30 21 Whitefish 0.
latum is the principal cans ative agent of human diphylloboth riosis: its fish intermediate hosts arc perch, jiike, burbot, and ruff in Eu rope (1,4).
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