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crayfish

noun cray·fish \ˈkrā-ˌfish\

: an animal that looks like a small lobster and lives in rivers and streams

Full Definition of CRAYFISH

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:  any of numerous freshwater decapod crustaceans (especially families Astacidea, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae) resembling the lobster but usually much smaller

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Origin of CRAYFISH

by folk etymology from Middle English crevis, from Anglo-French creveis, escreveice, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krebiz crab — more at crab
First Known Use: 14th century
CRAYFISH Defined for Kids

crayfish

noun cray·fish \ˈkrā-ˌfish\
plural crayfish

Definition of CRAYFISH for Kids

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:  a freshwater shellfish that looks like the related lobster but is much smaller

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