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  1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, especially Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
  2. the burbot.
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Origin of eelpout

before 1000; Old English ǣlepūte (not recorded in ME); see eel, pout2
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British Dictionary definitions for eelpout


  1. any marine eel-like blennioid fish of the family Zoarcidae, such as Zoarces viviparus (viviparous eelpout or blenny)
  2. another name for burbot
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Word Origin

Old English ǣlepūte; related to Middle Dutch aalpuit
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