crayfish

Primary Meanings of crayfish

1.
n
small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
2.
n
large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
Full Definitions of crayfish
1

n small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster

Synonyms:
crawdad, crawdaddy, crawfish
Types:
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse
small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America
American crayfish
common large crayfishes of eastern North America
Type of:
decapod, decapod crustacean
crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

n tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly

Synonyms:
crawdad, crawfish, ecrevisse
Type of:
shellfish
meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
2

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

Synonyms:
crawfish, langouste, rock lobster, sea crawfish, spiny lobster
Type of:
lobster
any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

n warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California

Synonyms:
langouste, rock lobster, spiny lobster
Type of:
shellfish
meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

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