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burbot

[bur-buh t]
noun, plural bur·bots, (especially collectively) bur·bot.
  1. 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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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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burbot

noun plural -bots or -bot
  1. a freshwater gadoid food fish, Lota lota, that has barbels around its mouth and occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America
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Word Origin

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