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

  • n. Any of various edible marine decapod crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, having a spiny carapace and lacking the large pincers characteristic of true lobsters. Also called crayfish, langouste, rock lobster, sea crayfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a crustacean superficially resembling a true lobster, belonging to the Palinuridae family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as Rock lobster, under Rock. See also Lobster.

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

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


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