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 for Eelpout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burbot \Bur"bot\, n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st
     Barb.] (Zool.)
     A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose
     two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
     [Written also burbolt.]
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The fish is also called an eelpout or ling, and is
           allied to the codfish. The Lota vulgaris is a common
           European species. An American species ({Lota maculosa)
           is found in New England, the Great Lakes, and farther
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eelpout \Eel"pout`\, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
     (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for
         producing living young; -- called also greenbone,
         guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American
         species ({Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish,
         and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel.
         Both are edible, but of little value.
     (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern
           seas [syn: eelpout, pout]
      2: elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North
         America having barbels around its mouth [syn: burbot,
         eelpout, ling, cusk, Lota lota]

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