Definition of yabby
: any of various burrowing Australian crayfishes (genus Cherax, especially C. destructor) that are used for food
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Display cases also hold opalized freshwater crayfish gastroliths, or yabby buttons, which are found only in Lightning Ridge’s opal mines.
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Origin and Etymology of yabby
Wemba-Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of Victoria) yabij
First Known Use: 1894See Words from the same year
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