Bur"bot (?), n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st Barb.] Zool.

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.]

⇒ 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.


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