from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, the lobster
  • n. A metabolite found in many molluscs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a lobster, or having the characteristics of a lobster.
  • n. A lobster.


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  • 1921-1964 OsW Marine beasties supply ten animalines: cyprine carp 1828 O octopine octopus 1914 delphine dolphin 1828 OsW OW ostracine oyster 1890 delphinine dolphin O OW homarine lobster 1880 phocaenine porpoise OW 1890 OW manatine manatee OW phocine seal 1846 OW megapterine hump - back whale W Finally, beasts of the mind occupy the last three places in my extended corpus: basilicine basilisk 1855 sphinxine sphinx 1845

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  • of, like or pertaining to lobsters

    October 21, 2007