yabby

noun
yab·by | \ˈya-bē \
variants: or yabbie
plural yabbies

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. Michelle Innis, New York Times, "An Australian Town’s Rare Mix: Dinosaur Bones and Opalized Pine Cones," 5 July 2016

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First Known Use of yabby

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yabby

Wemba-Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of Victoria) yabij

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