Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A freshwater food fish (Lota lota) of northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere, closely related to and resembling the cod and having a long barbel on the chin.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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.]

Examples

  • 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

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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

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  • 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 [15].

    Impacts on arctic freshwater and anadromous fisheries

  • 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.

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • 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).

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • 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.

    Effects of climate change on hydro-ecology of contributing basins in the Arctic

  • I used the most SFnal picture I have – a closeup of a burbot.

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  • 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 Craziest Ice Fishing Tournament in the United States

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  • (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

  • Usage on bregmaceros.

    July 14, 2009