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eelpout

[eel-pout] /ˈilˌpaʊt/
noun
1.
any fish of the family Zoarcidae, especially Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
2.
the burbot.
Origin of eelpout
1000
before 1000; Old English ǣlepūte (not recorded in ME); see eel, pout2
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  • The eelpout--a shallow water, bottom-dwelling fish--is an indicator species.
  • Meet the eelpout, a delicious fish you shouldn't judge by its looks.
  • eelpout was an extremely rare and small-bodied species group.
British Dictionary definitions for eelpout

eelpout

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