spiny lobster

noun
Updated on: 3 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of spiny lobster

1819


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spiny lobster

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

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