sea crawfish


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea crawfish large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea crawfish (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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In literature:

For baits, any small fish or sea-crawfish or prawns or shrimps will answer.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall

In news:

View full size Tania Siemens, OSU-Sea Grant Extension A red swamp crawfish ( Procambarus clarkii ) caught in Oregon, although this species is native to Louisiana.