Definitions

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  • noun The spiny lobster

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
  • noun warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal langosta, from Vulgar Latin *lacusta, from Latin locusta, lobster, locust.]

Examples

  • Her husband, like most French people, was sadly deficient in holiday spirit, and limited his revels to the consumption of oysters and langouste in a restaurant, in the company of his mistress.

    Dreaming in French

  • Astrid was clearly making an effort to look cheerful, but I could tell she was distraught, and even I felt a little guilty at the thought of poor Łukasz, who had been nice to me, languishing in some Communist jail cell while we feasted on langouste and oysters.

    Dreaming in French

  • Her husband, like most French people, was sadly deficient in holiday spirit, and limited his revels to the consumption of oysters and langouste in a restaurant, in the company of his mistress.

    Dreaming in French

  • Astrid was clearly making an effort to look cheerful, but I could tell she was distraught, and even I felt a little guilty at the thought of poor Łukasz, who had been nice to me, languishing in some Communist jail cell while we feasted on langouste and oysters.

    Dreaming in French

  • Her husband, like most French people, was sadly deficient in holiday spirit, and limited his revels to the consumption of oysters and langouste in a restaurant, in the company of his mistress.

    Dreaming in French

  • Astrid was clearly making an effort to look cheerful, but I could tell she was distraught, and even I felt a little guilty at the thought of poor Łukasz, who had been nice to me, languishing in some Communist jail cell while we feasted on langouste and oysters.

    Dreaming in French

  • We rowed back to the little inn at Ploumanach, and had some eggs and a hot langouste or rock-lobster.

    Brittany & Its Byways

  • The descriptions of the lobster and the langouste are particularly minute, and the comparison or contrast between the two is drawn with elaborate precision.

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  • Provence_ and _langouste_ and Chabas's famous straw potatoes and rum omelette for ten days, and were sorry when it was all over.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • It was curious to see the dread shown by the common lobster to the langouste.

    Brittany & Its Byways

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