burbot vs cusk what difference

what is difference between burbot and cusk

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French barbote, from Latin barba (a beard). Displaced native eelpout.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɜ(ɹ).bət/

Noun

burbot (plural burbots)

  1. A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, which is similar to the ling and the cusk and spawns in the winter.

Synonyms

  • eel-pout
  • lawyer

Translations



English

Etymology

Early 17th century; of unknown origin. Probably an alteration of torsk or tusk, a codlike fish, from Norwegian tosk, torsk; Old Norse thorskr, codfish.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌsk

Noun

cusk (plural cusks)

  1. A marine cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae, Brosme brosme.
    Synonyms: moonfish, torsk, tusk
    • 1999, Lucy Honig, The Truly Needy And Other Stories, University of Pittsburgh Press (→ISBN), page 89:
      He suggested cusk, because he knew they would have it. She had never heard of cusk. “Doesn’t it sound exotic!” she said. “Exotic indeed!” he laughed, and almost told her what a humdrum fish it really was, but stopped himself.

Synonyms

  • (cod-like fish): brismak, brosmius

Translations

Further reading

  • cusk (fish) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • suck

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