Cape crawfish

variants: or Cape crayfish

Definition of Cape crawfish

: the common spiny lobster (Jasus lalandii) of the coast of southern Africa valued as food and shipped canned or frozen to the U.S. — see rock lobster

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from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape crawfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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