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lobster


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobster  \Lob"ster\,  n.  [AS.  loppestre  lopystre  prob.,  corrupted 
  fr  L.  locusta  a  marine  shellfish,  a  kind  of  lobster,  a 
  locust.  Cf  {Locust}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  large  macrurous  crustacean  used  as  food,  esp.  those  of 
  the  genus  {Homarus};  as  the  American  lobster  ({H. 
  Americanus}),  and  the  European  lobster  ({H.  vulgaris}).  The 
  Norwegian  lobster  ({Nephrops  Norvegicus})  is  similar  in  form 
  All  these  have  a  pair  of  large  unequal  claws.  The  spiny 
  lobsters  of  more  southern  waters,  belonging  to  {Palinurus}, 
  {Panulirus},  and  allied  genera,  have  no  large  claws.  The 
  fresh-water  crayfishes  are  sometimes  called  lobsters. 
 
  {Lobster  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  caterpillar  of  a 
  European  bombycid  moth  ({Stauropus  fagi});  --  so  called 
  from  its  form 
 
  {Lobster  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  copepod  crustacean 
  ({Nicotho["e]  astaci})  parasitic  on  the  gills  of  the 
  European  lobster. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobster  \Lob"ster\,  n. 
  As  a  term  of  opprobrium  or  contempt:  A  gullible,  awkward, 
  bungling,  or  undesirable  person.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lobster 
  n  1:  flesh  of  a  lobster 
  2:  any  of  several  edible  marine  crustaceans  of  the  families 
  Homaridae  and  Nephropsidae  and  Palinuridae 




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