Eelpout Eel"pout`, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus}), remarkable for producing living young; -- called also {greenbone}, {guffer}, {bard}, and {Maroona eel}. Also, an American species ({Z. anguillaris}), -- called also {mutton fish}, and, erroneously, {congo eel}, {ling}, and {lamper eel}. Both are edible, but of little value. (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot. [1913 Webster]

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  • eelpout — [ē′pout΄] n. pl. eelpout or eelpouts [OE ælepute: see EEL & POUT2] 1. any of a family (Zoarcidae, order Gadiformes) of marine bony fishes that resemble eels 2. BURBOT …   English World dictionary

  • Eelpout — Taxobox name = Eelpouts image width = 240px image caption = Arctic Eelpout, Lycodes reticulatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Zoarcidae familia authority = Swainson, 1839 subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • eelpout — Burbot 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}.] [1913 Webster] Note: The fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eelpout — /eel powt /, n. 1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, esp. Zoarces viviparus, of Europe. 2. the burbot. [bef. 1000; OE aelepute (not recorded in ME); see EEL, POUT2] * * * ▪ fish       any of more than 250 species of elongated marine fishes of the …   Universalium

  • eelpout — /ˈilpaʊt/ (say eelpowt) noun (plural eelpout or eelpouts) 1. any of the blenny like marine fishes constituting the family Zoarcidae. 2. → burbot. {Middle English, Old English ǣlepūte} Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eelpout — paprastoji gyvavedė vėgėlė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Zoarces viviparus angl. eelpout; European ocean pout; guffer eel; viviparous blenny rus. европейская бельдюга ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • eelpout — noun Date: before 12th century 1. any of various elongate tapered marine fishes (family Zoarcidae) usually living on the bottom of cold seas 2. burbot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eelpout — noun Any fish of the family Zoarcidae. Syn: dogfish, fish doctor, slipskin, unernak …   Wiktionary

  • eelpout — n. fish that resembles an eel; any marine fishes that live at the bottom of the sea of the family Zoarcidae; burbot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eelpout — [ i:lpaʊt] noun a small broad headed sea fish with an elongated body and the dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail. [Family Zoarcidae: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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