noun, lob·ster often attributive \ˈläb-stər\

: 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

:  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
lob·ster·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of LOBSTER

  1. I had lobster for dinner.

Illustration of LOBSTER

Origin of LOBSTER

Middle English, from Old English loppestre, from loppe spider
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with LOBSTER

LOBSTERS Defined for Kids


noun lob·ster \ˈläb-stər\

Definition of LOBSTER for Kids

:  a large edible sea animal that is a crustacean with five pairs of legs of which the first pair usually has large claws


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