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lobster

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noun lob·ster \ˈläb-stər\

Simple Definition of lobster

  • : an ocean animal that has a long body, a hard shell, and a pair of large claws and that is caught for food

  • : the meat of the lobster eaten as food

Full Definition of lobster

  1. 1 :  any of a family (Nephropidae and especially Homarus americanus) of large edible marine decapod crustaceans that have stalked eyes, a pair of large claws, and a long abdomen and that include species from coasts on both sides of the North Atlantic and from the Cape of Good Hope

  2. 2 :  spiny lobster

lob·ster·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of lobster

  1. I had lobster for dinner.



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Origin of lobster

Middle English, from Old English loppestre, from loppe spider


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with lobster


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