: a genus of decapod crustaceans including the common lobsters of Europe and North America and the little Cape lobster (H. capensis) of southern Africa and with the related genus Nephrops constituting a family (Homaridae or Nephropsidae)

Word History


New Latin, from French homard lobster, from Middle French, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse humarr lobster

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“Homarus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Homarus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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