Definition of Rock lobster

1. Noun. Warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California.

Exact synonyms: Crayfish, Langouste, Spiny Lobster
Group relationships: Crawfish, Crayfish, Langouste, Sea Crawfish, Spiny Lobster
Generic synonyms: Shellfish



2. Noun. Large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.
Exact synonyms: Crawfish, Crayfish, Langouste, Sea Crawfish, Spiny Lobster
Generic synonyms: Lobster
Group relationships: Genus Palinurus, Palinurus
Terms within: Crayfish, Langouste, Spiny Lobster

Definition of Rock lobster

1. Noun. a crustacean of the family ''Palinuridae'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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rock kangaroo
rock lobster (current term)
rock maple
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rock music
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rock out with one's cock out
rock outcrop
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rock pigeon
rock pigeons
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Literary usage of Rock lobster

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"(7) Southern Rock-Lobster or Melbourne Cray-fish. ... I suggest the trivial name of Southern rock lobster for this species, which abounds in Victoria, ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"159: (7) Southern Rock-Lobster or Melbourne Cray-fish. ... I suggest the trivial name of Southern rock lobster for this species, which abounds in Victoria, ..."

3. The Fisheries of the Adriatic and the Fish Thereof: A Report of the Austro by G. L. Faber (1883)
"2000; these figures include the ROCK-LOBSTER, Palinurus vulgaris (Languste), which is caught in Dalmatia from May to August, especially off the islands of ..."

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