ETYM French barbote, from barbe beard. Related to Barb.
Elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth; SYN. eelpout, ling, cusk, Lota lota.
Long, slender, freshwater fish of cod family; eel-pout.
Long, rounded fish Lota lota of the cod family, the only one living entirely in fresh water. Up to 1 m/3 ft long, it lives on the bottom of clear lakes and rivers, often in holes or under rocks, throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.