what is difference between burbot and cusk
Borrowed from French barbote, from Latin barba (“a beard”). Displaced native eelpout.
- IPA(key): /ˈbɜ(ɹ).bət/
burbot (plural burbots)
- A freshwater fish, taxonomic name Lota lota, which is similar to the ling and the cusk and spawns in the winter.
Early 17th century; of unknown origin. Probably an alteration of torsk or tusk, a codlike fish, from Norwegian tosk, torsk; Old Norse thorskr, codfish.
- Rhymes: -ʌsk
cusk (plural cusks)
- 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.
- (cod-like fish): brismak, brosmius
- cusk (fish) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia