Definition of Sea crawfish
1. Noun. Large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.
Generic synonyms: Lobster
Group relationships: Genus Palinurus, Palinurus
Terms within: Crayfish, Langouste, Rock Lobster, Spiny Lobster
Medical Definition of Sea crawfish
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Literary usage of Sea crawfish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Pantropheon, Or, History of Food, and Its Preparation, from the Earliest by Alexis Soyer (1853)
"Scarcely was he disembarked when some fishermen brought him a few sea-crawfish ; he examines, rejects them, and demands finer ones to be brought. ..."
2. A Collection of Documents of Spitzbergen & Greenland by Friedrich Martens, Isaac de La Peyrère, Edward Pellham (1855)
"Of the sea crawfish without a Tail, or Sea Spiders.1 This sort of crawfish ... I did not eat any of the Spitzbergen sea crawfish, neither have I drawn them ..."
3. Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Country Statistics 2001-2003 by OECD Staff (2005)
"... Incl. Crustaceans In Shell, Cooked By Steaming Or By Boiling In Water 030611 Frozen Rock Lobster And Other sea crawfish, Whether In Shell Or Not, ..."
4. Dyott's Diary, 1781-1845: A Selection from the Journal of William Dyott by William Dyott (1907)
"The sea crawfish we got sometimes is curiously spotted, and marked like ... They resemble in shape the sea crawfish in Europe, but their claws much longer. ..."
5. The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.: Containing a by Charles Smith, Thomas Crofton Croker, Richard Caulfield (1893)
"The sea crawfish is scarce mentioned in authors. We have of them in great plenty from one to six or eight pounds weight on the south coast of Ireland. ..."
6. A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen & Greenland: Comprising a by Adam White, Friedrich Martens, Isaac de La Peyrère, Edward Pellham (1855)
"Of the sea crawfish without a Tail, or Sea Spiders.1 This sort of ... whose stomach we found a sea crawfish two spans long, when its feet were spread out. ..."