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
lobsterlikeplay \ˈläb-stər-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of lobster in a Sentence
I had lobster for dinner.
Recent Examples of lobster from the Web
The Girls star is officially joining Murphy's kooky world of latex monsters, catty witches, lobster people, and Lady Gaga vampires.
Connie and Ted’s West Hollywood, $$$ The rustic charm of fried clam bellies and a loaded lobster roll have New England transplants (including chef-owner Michael Cimarusti) feeling homesick.
Cup series winners are awarded an oversized lobster for winning.
And while spending $9 on one sandwich at McDonald's may give you pause — this is the land of the dollar menu, after all! — consider that other lobster rolls sell for $20 or more, so a $10 meal at the Golden Arches is kiiind of a steal.
Halved lobster; with mayonnaise flavored with garlic, paprika and lemon zest.
Thick tomato slices with mayonnaise, chopped fresh basil, and oregano. Halved lobster with mayonnaise flavored with garlic, paprika, and lemon zest.
Filet and lobster is the Tuesday special while drink specials are offered 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays on the patio.
Radical Missouri legislators have debated whether to prohibit the use of food stamps for lobster.
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Origin and Etymology of lobster
Middle English, from Old English loppestre, from loppe spider
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
LOBSTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lobster for English Language Learners
: 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
LOBSTER Defined for Kids
Definition of lobster for Students
: 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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