from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) 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.
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- noun large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
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