burbot

[bur-buht]
noun, plural burbots (especially collectively) burbot.
a freshwater cod, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having an elongated body and a barbel on the chin.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French bourbotte, variant of bourbete, derivative of bourbeter to wallow in mud, equivalent to bourbe mud + -t- frequentative suffix + -er infinitive ending

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burbot (ˈbɜːbət)
 
n , pl -bots, -bot
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]

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The burbot is easily recognized by its single chin barbel.
Their goal is to put some severe fishing pressure on burbot.
Worldwide status of burbot and conservation measures.
Northern snakeheads look similar to the native burbot and bowfin.
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