Definition of eelpout in US English:



  • A fish of cool or cold seas, having a broad head with thick lips and an elongated body with the dorsal and anal fins continuous with the tail.

    Family Zoarcidae: numerous genera and species, including the widely distributed northern European viviparous blenny (Zoarces viviparus)

    • ‘Some 10 to 25 percent of male eelpout are intersex, which means they have characteristics of both genders.’
    • ‘In some parts of the southern North Sea, cold-water species, such as cod and eelpout, have been shown to experience metabolic stress during warm years.’
    • ‘Eelpout have a well developed sense of smell and they are used to finding most of their food in the dark.’


Old English ǣlepūta (see eel, pout).