spiny lobster


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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Recent Examples on the Web There will be daily patrols during the two-day mini-season that precedes the commercial spiny lobster season that runs from Aug. 6 through March 31. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Lobster miniseason is underway: Stay safe, follow the rules, officials urge," 24 July 2019 In addition to fish primarily from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as oysters from the Southern and Eastern United States coastlines, Automatic Seafood’s menu also showcases including seasonal bycatch, fresh sardines, spiny lobsters and octopus. al, "Esquire lists Automatic Seafood and Oysters as one of the best new restaurants in America," 13 Nov. 2019 State wildlife officers received a tip in July 2017 that a group of men from Alabama and Georgia were on their way to the Florida Keys to poach spiny lobsters, the sought-after crustaceans that wouldn’t be in season for another month. al, "Alabama men get 60 days in Florida jail for lobster poaching," 8 Nov. 2019 The trilobites may have lined up to trek to distant mating grounds—much like modern spiny lobsters—or to escape environmental upheavals such as storms, the researchers write this week in Scientific Reports. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "480-million-year-old trilobite ‘traffic jams’ may reveal ancient migratory behavior," 17 Oct. 2019 Most disappointing was a stuffed spiny lobster tail ($38), which featured baked, tough chunks whose natural sweetness got lost in an overbearing citrus butter. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Las Olas trio, part 2 — Boathouse (hot), El Camino (loud) and Flight 19 (a mystery)," 15 Aug. 2019 The two-day spiny lobster miniseason runs from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ends midnight Thursday and officials say crustacean aficionados who don’t play by the rules will face fines, jail time, and may even be risking their lives. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Lobster miniseason is underway: Stay safe, follow the rules, officials urge," 24 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of spiny lobster

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Spiny lobster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny%20lobster. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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

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