spiny lobster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spiny lobster large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
    • n spiny lobster warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spiny lobster (Zoöl) Same as Rock lobster, under Rock. See also Lobster.
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Usage

In literature:

The spiny lobsters (commonly, but erroneously called craw-fish or cray-fish) and the common lobsters are in Tank No.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
One species, the Common Spiny Lobster (Plate V.), is found on the southern and western coasts of the British Islands.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
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In news:

Local fishermen are pulling up traps, one day after the open to the commercial spiny lobster season.
Spiny lobsters back at Pearson's Port.
Chinese demand for spiny lobsters falls, pushing prices down.
Spiny lobsters are back at the Ventura Harbor fisherman's market, where the price has dropped 30 percent over last year's price spike, according to Bob Love.
Spiny lobsters back at Pearson's Port.
0 Terese Pearson of Pearson's Port in Newport Beach holds a couple of spiny lobsters.
(From l to r) Spiny Lobster King Daniel Grammes, 2nd place winner Kristin Jiminez, third place winner David Adkins and tournament host Spiny Mike Maler.
Some of those divers will also be vying for the title of Lobster King of the 2012 Miami Spiny Lobster Tournament, sponsored by Sunset Tavern and Deli Lane in South Miami.
Officials say this year's spiny lobster season is one of the best on record in a decade.
Preliminary figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission show fishermen have harvested 5.5 million pounds of spiny lobster.
Commercial fishermen in the Florida Keys are optimistic as spiny lobster season begins.
The 2012 recreational and commercial spiny lobster seasons will open July 25-26.
Spiny lobster season opens soon.
Preliminary figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission show fishermen have harvested 5.5 million pounds of spiny lobster .
Spiny lobster season begins in local waters.
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