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

Definition of Spiny lobster

1. Noun. a crustacean superficially resembling a true lobster, belonging to the ''Palinuridae'' family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiny Lobster

spinula
spinulae
spinule
spinules
spinulose
spinward
spinworthy
spiny-finned fish
spiny-headed worm
spiny anteater
spiny anteaters
spiny dogfish
spiny lizard
spiny lobster (current term)
spiny lobsters
spiny oyster
spiny puffer
spiny softshell
spiny softshell turtle
spiny spider crab
spiny spider crabs
spiny talinum
spinyhead
spiodea
spionkopite
spiperone
spir-
spirable

Literary usage of Spiny lobster

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1. The Penal Code of the State of California: Adopted February 14, 1872, with by California, James Henry Deering, Charles Howard Fairall (1915)
"Any person who shall at any time, pickle, can or otherwise preserve any spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus) or crab (Cancer magister), or who shall at any ..."

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