American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern & Western U.S. See crayfish.
- n. US, regional The crayfish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) same as crawfish
- n. small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
- n. tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
- craw(fish) + dad. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Glorvigen's favorite spring cranks are ½-ounce Rat-L-Traps and Berkley Frenzy Rattl'rs, both in crawdad patterns.”
“Since 1983, the state crustacean of Louisiana has been the crawfish, aka the crawdad or crayfish.”
“Another thing is if you are fishing a pond that doesn't have a very good crawdad population, then maybe the fish just don't want to bite a jig.”
“I have never caught a fish on a jig at my friends farm pond, and I don't think there is any crawdad in that pond either. that might be the problem”
“And there's always the chance you'll find a miniature lobster sized crawdad.”
“We caught some minnows and a crawdad and put them in my daughter's aquarium w/her goldfish.”
“Bad idea, the minnow attacked and ate a goldfish's eye, the crawdad killed one, didn't last long.”
“I generally stick to darker colors, shad or crawdad or pumpkin see.”
“I need some crawdad flies for one creek I fish in.”
“The XR 10 and 12 in rusty crawdad and perch also worked great.”
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