from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various edible marine decapod crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, having a spiny carapace and long antennae and lacking claws.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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