Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, similar to the ling and the cusk, which spawns in the winter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Gadidæ, Lota maculosa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French borbote, from borbeter, to move about in mud.

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  • Usage on bregmaceros.

    July 14, 2009

  • (n): a freshwater fish species with long dorsal fins, an equally long tail fin, and drooping barbels on the chin. Burbot liver is prized in French cookery and is prepared in the same way as the roes of other fish, though it requires longer poaching. It is poached in white wine for use in various Lenten garnishes, or prepared as a pâté.

    January 5, 2009