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 : 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 : spiny lobster
Examples of lobster
I had lobster for dinner.
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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