burbot
noun (plural burbot; also burbots) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French borbeter to stir up mud Date: 14th century a Holarctic freshwater bony fish (Lota lota) of the cod family having barbels on the nose and chin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (Lota vulgaris)


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  • burbot — [bʉr′bət] n. pl. burbot or burbots [ME < OFr borbote, altered (infl. by bourbe, mud, mire) < earlier barbote < barbe < L barba, a beard] a freshwater gadoid fish (Lota lota) with a broad, flat head and barbels on the nose and chin:… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 is also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burbot — ► NOUN ▪ an elongated bottom dwelling fish that is the only freshwater member of the cod family. ORIGIN Old French borbete, probably from borbe mud, slime …   English terms dictionary

  • Burbot — Taxobox name = Burbot image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gadiformes familia = Lotidae genus = Lota species = L. lota binomial = Lota lota binomial authority = Linnaeus, 1758The burbot ( Lota… …   Wikipedia

  • burbot — /berr beuht/, n., pl. burbots, (esp. collectively) burbot. a freshwater cod, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having an elongated body and a barbel on the chin. [1425 75; late ME < MF bourbotte, var. of bourbete, deriv. of bourbeter …   Universalium

  • burbot — /ˈbɜbət/ (say berbuht) noun (plural burbot or burbots) a freshwater fish of the cod family, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with an elongated body and a barbel on the lower jaw. {Middle English borbot, from French borbote… …   Australian English dictionary

  • burbot — afrikinė kongrija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Genypterus capensis angl. burbot; kinglip rus. африканский конгрио; капский конгрио; капский ошибень ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kongrijos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • burbot — paprastoji vėgėlė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lota lota angl. burbot; freshwater cod rus. обыкновенный налим ryšiai: platesnis terminas – vėgėlės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • burbot — noun A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, similar to the ling and the cusk, which spawns in the winter. Syn: eel pout, lawyer …   Wiktionary

  • burbot — (bur bo) s. m. Un des noms vulgaires de la lotte. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Bourbe …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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