Definition of Sea crawfish

1. Noun. Large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.

Exact synonyms: Crawfish, Crayfish, Langouste, Rock Lobster, Spiny Lobster
Generic synonyms: Lobster
Group relationships: Genus Palinurus, Palinurus
Terms within: Crayfish, Langouste, Rock Lobster, Spiny Lobster



Medical Definition of Sea crawfish

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Crawfish

sea clam
sea coal
sea cob
sea cobs
sea cock
sea cocoa
sea colander
sea cole
sea colewort
sea coot
sea coots
sea corn
sea cow
sea cows
sea cradle
sea crawfish (current term)
sea crayfish
sea creature
sea crow
sea cucumber
sea cucumbers
sea dace
sea daffodil
sea daffodils
sea dahlia
sea day
sea devil
sea devils
sea dog
sea dogs

Literary usage of Sea crawfish

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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. ..."

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