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burbot


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  Note:  The  fish  is  also  called  an  {eelpout}  or  {ling},  and  is 
  allied  to  the  codfish.  The  {Lota  vulgaris}  is  a  common 
  European  species.  An  American  species  ({L.  maculosa}) 
  is  found  in  New  England,  the  Great  Lakes,  and  farther 
  north. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burbot 
  n  :  elongate  freshwater  cod  of  northern  Europe  and  Asia  and 
  North  America  having  barbels  around  its  mouth  [syn:  {eelpout}, 
  {ling},  {cusk},  {Lota  lota}] 




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