American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A freshwater food fish (Lota lota) of the Northern Hemisphere, related to and resembling the cod and having barbels on the nose and chin. Also called cusk, eelpout.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Gadidæ, Lota maculosa. It has an elongated form, depressed head and shoulders, one barbel on the chin and two on the nose, a short low anterior dorsal commencing behind the pectorals, and a long posterior one. It is an inhabitant of the fresh waters of northern Europe, Asia, and America. In favored northern localities it occasionally attains a weight of 50 to 60 pounds, but rarely exceeds a few pounds in England or the United States. It is generally regarded as inferior for food, and in most populous communities is rejected, but in the fur countries it is extensively used. It is best in cold weather. In England it is also called
cony-fishand eel-pout; in the United States it is better known as the eel-pout, cusk, ling, fresh-water cod, and lawyer; in the fur countries it is quite generally known as the losh or loche and marthy or methy.
- n. A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, similar to the ling and the cusk, which spawns in the winter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
- n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
- Middle English, from Old French borbote, from borbeter, to move about in mud. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Again, there lingers in the Cam, and a few other rivers of north - eastern Europe, that curious fish the eel-pout or 'burbot' (Molva lota).”
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“Yes | No | Report from Northern Coyote wrote 1 year 1 week ago sheepshead, chubs, carp, burbot & bowfin and of course the local favorite, suckers”
“Instead of freeing slimy sculpin from predation, the population of burbot rapidly expanded and burbot became an effective predator, restricting slimy sculpin to rocky littoral habitats, and allowing the density of its prey, chironomid larvae, to remain high.”
“For example, opossum shrimps (Mysis relicta) were introduced into dammed lakes in the mountains of Sweden and Norway by electric companies to enhance prey for burbot (Lota lota) and brown trout (Salmo trutta).”
“Fish species are lake trout, Arctic grayling, round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum), burbot, and slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus), which feed on benthic chironomid larvae and snails, the latter controlling epilithic algae in the lake.”
“There is evidence that the color, size, and firmness of livers and flesh in some species is affected by nutritional state, for example, burbot (Lota lota) livers appear to be affected by fat content and presumably nutritional state .”
“I used the most SFnal picture I have – a closeup of a burbot.”
“This month entering its 25th year, the festival celebrates a fish of many names -- burbot, eelpout, pout, ling -- a freshwater cod that breeds beneath the ice and feeds most willingly after dark.”
“The dogfish can be either and eelpout/burbot a freshwater cod or a bowfin.”
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