Lobster

Definition of Lobster

Lob´ster
n.1.(Zool.) Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (Homarus Americanus), and the European lobster (Homarus vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
2.As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.
Lobster caterpillar
(Zool.) the caterpillar of a European bombycid moth (Stauropus fagi); - so called from its form.
Lobster louse
(Zool.) a copepod crustacean (Nicothoë astaci) parasitic on the gills of the European lobster.

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Chilopoda, Chordata, Dungeness crab, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Japanese crab, Monoplacophora, Nemertinea, Phoronidea, blue point, clam, coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, gawk, klutz, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam, looby, lout, lubber, lug, lummox, lump, mussel, oaf, oyster, palooka, periwinkle, prawn, quahog, scallop, shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft-shell crab, steamer, whelk
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