Definition of Lobster

1. Noun. Flesh of a lobster.




2. Noun. Any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae.

Definition of Lobster

1. n. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.

2. n. As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.

Definition of Lobster

1. Adjective. red-colored, especially from a sunburn. ¹

2. Noun. A crustacean of the ''Nephrodidae'' family, normally red in colour, with claws, which is used as an expensive seafood. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform). ¹

4. Noun. (slang) An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour. ¹

5. Verb. To fish for lobsters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lobster

1. to fish for lobsters (marine crustaceans) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Lobster

1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, especially. Those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. Vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters. Lobster caterpillar, a copepod crustacean (Nicothoe astaci) parasitic on the gills of the European lobster. Origin: AS. Loppestre, lopystre prob, corrupted fr. L. Locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lobster

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lobotomization
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lobs
lobscouse
lobscouser
lobscousers
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lobsided
lobster (current term)
lobster-backed
lobster-claw deformity
lobster Newburg
lobster a la Newburg
lobster plant
lobster pot
lobster pound
lobster shift
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lobster stew
lobster tail
lobster tart
lobster thermidor

Literary usage of Lobster

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1. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The lobster is a crustacean which occurs along the northern Atlantic coast. Formerly it was so very abundant that it was almost a drug on the market. ..."

2. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"Scalloped lobster may be baked in buttered scallop shells, or in a buttered baking-dish. Devilled lobster. Scalloped lobster highly seasoned is served as ..."

3. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"The lobster season extends from March to November. One can, of course, procure lobsters ... SIGNS OF A GOOD lobster Always reject a dead lobster; that is, ..."

4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (2007)
"CHAPTER X. THE lobster QUADRILLE. THE Mock Turtle sighed deeply, ... Alice)—" and perhaps you were never introduced to a lobster—" (Alice began to say " I ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"lobster; Crustacea. By Julius Nelson. Experiments in the artificial propagation of lobsters have been conducted by the United States Bureau of Fisheries ..."

6. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"Pick the lobster, put the berries into a dish that has a lamp, and rub them down with a bit of butter, two spoonsful of any sort of gravy, one of soy, ..."

7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1920)
"CHAPTER X. THE lobster-QUADRILLE. THE Mock Turtle sighed deeply, and drew the back of one flapper across his eyes. He looked at Alice and tried to speak, ..."

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