spiny lobster

noun

Definition of spiny lobster 

: any of several edible crustaceans (family Palinuridae, especially genus Panulirus) distinguished from true lobsters by the simple unenlarged first pair of legs and claws and the spiny carapace

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On the menu: bacon muffins, spiny lobsters, nachos, lamb burgers and a local cocktail called Buffalo Milk. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of July 1-7," 30 June 2018 With a boatload of TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards, Wednesday night is grill and chill with the all-you-can-eat spiny lobster buffet priced at $65 per adult, half-price for kids. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Where to eat on the beach in the Caribbean," 8 June 2018 Shellfish offerings may include spiny lobsters, live softshell crab and Santa Barbara spot prawns. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Nobu Houston now accepting reservations," 22 May 2018 Corn, curry, and spiny lobster soup Star-chef Norman Van Aken has returned to his South Florida roots with the opening of Three Restaurant and No. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "It’s time for a soothing bowl of steaming soup | Miami Herald," 5 Feb. 2018 Home to a giant complex of Shinto shrines, an ancient tradition of amulet-wearing female divers, and delicious spiny lobsters served in every form—including soft serve. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ise-Shima Peninsula Is a Portal Into Old Japan," 2 June 2017 Fresh Florida spiny lobster was hard to find in the last month, after the trapping industry bore Hurricane Irma’s brunt. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Stone crab season opens Sunday — but will the hurricane affect the haul?," 12 Oct. 2017 During a mad rush to harvest spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys this week, an NFL legend was bitten by a shark. Nick Cammett, National Geographic, "Shark Bites Football Star During Lobster Hunt Frenzy," 28 July 2016 The recreational crab fishery in southern Oregon is closed due to unhealthy levels of domoic acid, as is the commercial spiny lobster season in a small part of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dungeness crab season could be delayed again by the toxin domoic acid," 30 Oct. 2017

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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spiny lobster

noun

Kids Definition of spiny lobster

: a sea animal that is related to and resembles the lobster

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