from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various bottom-dwelling marine fishes of the family Zoarcidae, having an elongated body and a large head.
- n. See burbot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any fish of the family Zoarcidae.
- n. A yellow flower of uncertain type, possibly the eel-ware.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
- n. See Eelpout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conger-eel or lamper-eel, Zoarces anguillaris, of North America. See lamper-eel.
- n. A local English name of the eel-mother or viviparous blenny, Zoarces viviparus.
- n. A local English name of the burbot, Lota vulgaris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
- n. marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
Old English ǣlepūte (eel + pout). (Wiktionary)