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Meaning of BURBOT

Pronunciation:  'burbut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
 

BURBOT is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: cusk, eelpout, ling, Lota lota
 
 See Also: cod, codfish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bur"bot\, n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st
{Barb}.] (Zo["o]l.)
A fresh-water fish of the genus {Lota}, having on the nose
two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
[Written also {burbolt}.]

Note: The fish is also called an {eelpout} or {ling}, and is
      allied to the codfish. The {Lota vulgaris} is a common
      European species. An American species ({L. maculosa})
      is found in New England, the Great Lakes, and farther
      north.

 

 

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