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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any crustacean of the genus Palinurus and allied genera, as the European spiny lobster (P. vulgaris), which is much used as an article of food. See lobster.

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

  • n. large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters


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