crawdad

noun
craw·dad | \ˈkrȯ-ˌdad \

Definition of crawdad 

: crayfish sense 1 used chiefly west of the Appalachians

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Crawdads 1375 Garden Highway What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 The crawfish—also known in English as crayfish, mudbug and crawdad and in German as Sumpfkrebs or swamp crab—is a freshwater cousin of the ocean lobster and shrimp. William Boston, WSJ, "Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish," 8 May 2018 The occasional crawdad skittered backward across the tops of my toes, and minnows nibbled at my leg hairs. David Frese, kansascity, "The last graduation, the last game, the last prom. Parents, are you ready for it? | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Largemouth bass continue to be the top species as the bass are holding in current and becoming very active, feeding on the abundant threadfin shad and crawdads. sacbee, "Salmon finally show up on American River | The Sacramento Bee," 10 Oct. 2017 According to McNeill, Banklick Creek is a viable, healthy ecosystem that supports wildlife from deer, fox, coyote, beaver and mink, to fish, frogs and crawdads. Melissa Reinert, Cincinnati.com, "NKY sewage spill causes fish kill, concerns residents," 15 Sep. 2017 Fruge's company ships live crawdads around the continental United States, save for to Washington State (due to state law restrictions), as does Louisiana Crawfish Company and a multitude of other companies scattered around U.S.A.'s boot. Travis M. Andrews, Esquire, "Your Perfect Crawfish Boil Is 9 Steps Away," 25 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of crawdad

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crawdad

alteration of crawfish

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