langouste

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n langouste large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
    • n langouste warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

He ate a small portion of langouste with an exquisite salad, and drank a single glass of chablis.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
Better still are scampi, a kind of small crawfish, rather like tenderer and sweeter langouste.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
***

In poetry:

"We had a big langouste for lunch.
I almost ate the whole of it.
And now I'll smoke and read my Punch,
And maybe siesta a bit;
And then I'll plunge into the sea
And get an appetite for tea."
"Lobster For Lunch" by Robert W Service