Definition of eelpout in English:

eelpout

Syllabification: eel·pout
Pronunciation: /ˈēlpout
 
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noun

A fish of cool or cold seas, having a broad head with thick lips and an elongated body with the dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail.
More example sentences
  • Some 10 to 25 percent of male eelpout are intersex, which means they have characteristics of both genders.
  • In some parts of the southern North Sea, cold-water species, such as cod and eelpout, have been shown to experience metabolic stress during warm years.
  • Eelpout have a well developed sense of smell and they are used to finding most of their food in the dark.

Origin

Old English ǣlepūta (see eel, pout2).

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