crayfish definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous freshwater crustaceans regarding the genera Cambarus and Astacus, resembling a lobster but significantly smaller. Also referred to as mudbug; also known as regionally crawdad.
    • See spiny lobster.
    • A freshwater crustacean (Cambaridae) resembling a small lobster, often used as a relatively inexpensive fish or as fish bait.
    • A rock lobster.
    • See crawfish.
    • See crawfish.
    • tiny freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
    • tiny lobster-like crustaceans typically boiled shortly
    • warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australian Continent and South Africa typically marketed as frozen tails; caught additionally in Florida and Ca
    • large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the big pincers of true lobsters

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