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eelpout

[ eel-pout ]
/ ˈilˌpaʊt /
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noun

any fish of the family Zoarcidae, especially Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
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

eelpout
/ (ˈiːlˌpaʊt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for eelpout

Old English ǣlepūte; related to Middle Dutch aalpuit
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