<zoology> 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.

A fresh water fish, the burbot.

Origin: AS. Lepute.

(01 Mar 1998)

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