astacus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of crustaceans, containing the crawfish of fresh-water lobster of Europe, and allied types of western united states. See crawfish.
    • The typical genus associated with the family members Astacid√¶, and another associated with two leading genera of fluviatile crawfishes, others becoming Cambarus.
    • kind genus associated with the family members Astacidae; old-world crayfish
    • A genus of crustaceans, containing the crawfish of fresh-water lobster of Europe, and allied species of western united states. See crawfish.
    • the conventional genus regarding the family Astacid√¶, and another associated with two leading genera of fluviatile crawfishes, one other becoming Cambarus.
    • type genus associated with family members Astacidae; old-world crayfish

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "astacus"
    • Among his Malacostraca he compares point…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "astacus"
89 votes

How would you define astacus?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!