[bur-buh t]

noun, plural bur·bots, (especially collectively) bur·bot.

a freshwater cod, Lota lota, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having an elongated body and a barbel on the chin.

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  8. burckhardt,
  9. burd,
  10. burden

Origin of burbot

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French bourbotte, variant of bourbete, derivative of bourbeter to wallow in mud, equivalent to bourbe mud + -t- frequentative suffix + -er infinitive ending

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noun plural -bots or -bot

a freshwater gadoid food fish, Lota lota, that has barbels around its mouth and occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America

Word Origin for burbot

C14: from Old French bourbotte, from bourbeter to wallow in mud, from bourbe mud, probably of Celtic origin

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