eel pout

eelpout

[eel-pout]
noun
1.
any fish of the family Zoarcidae, especially Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
2.
the burbot.

Origin:
before 1000; Old English ǣlepūte (not recorded in ME); see eel, pout2

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eelpout (ˈiːlˌpaʊt)
 
n
1.  any marine eel-like blennioid fish of the family Zoarcidae, such as Zoarces viviparus (viviparous eelpout or blenny)
2.  another name for burbot
 
[Old English ǣlepūte; related to Middle Dutch aalpuit]

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