Definition of burbot in English:
An elongated bottom-dwelling fish that is the only freshwater member of the cod family, occurring in Eurasia and North America but almost extinct in Britain.
- Lota lota, family Gadidae
- Other fishes, such as catfishes and burbots, probably eat the young shovelnose sturgeons.
- Larger and deeper lakes, with oxygenated hypolimnions, will also have one or two larger salmonids, usually lake trout or landlocked Atlantic salmon, along with burbot and slimy sculpin.
- In outdoor mesocosm experiments, we tested the effects of decreasing shelter availability due to autumn lake-level decrease on the behavior and the growth of two littoral benthic dwellers, the juvenile burbot and the stone loach.
Middle English: from Old French borbete, probably from borbe 'mud, slime'.
Words that rhyme with burbotHerbert, sherbet, turbot
Definition of burbot in:
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