The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eelpout \Eel"pout`\, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
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.
n. The eelpout or guffer eel.