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lob·ster

 (lŏb′stər)
n.
1. Any of several edible marine decapod crustaceans of the family Nephropidae, especially of the genus Homarus, having stalked eyes, long antennae, a pair of large pincers, and a cylindrical body.
2. Any of several similar crustaceans, such as a spiny lobster.
3. The flesh of a lobster used as food.
intr.v. lob·stered, lob·ster·ing, lob·sters
To catch or try to catch lobsters.

[Middle English lopster, lobstere, from Old English loppestre, alteration (perhaps influenced by loppe, lobbe, spider) of Latin locusta, locust (grasshopper), lobster.]

lob′ster·er n.

lobster

(ˈlɒbstə)
n, pl -sters or -ster
1. (Animals) any of several large marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Homarus, esp H. vulgaris, occurring on rocky shores and having the first pair of limbs modified as large pincers
2. (Animals) any of several similar crustaceans, esp the spiny lobster
3. (Cookery) the flesh of any of these crustaceans, eaten as a delicacy
[Old English loppestre, from loppe spider]

lob•ster

(ˈlɒb stər)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -ster, (esp. for kinds or species) -sters.
1. any of various large, marine, stalk-eyed decapod crustaceans, esp. of the genus Homarus, having large, asymmetrical pincers.
2. any of various similar crustaceans, as certain crayfishes.
3. the edible meat of these animals.
[before 1000; Middle English lopster, Old English loppestre literally, spidery creature (loppe spider (see lob) + -stre -ster)]

lobster

- Comes from Old English loppestre, "spider," because there is some resemblance.
See also related terms for spider.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobster - flesh of a lobsterlobster - flesh of a lobster      
true lobster - large edible marine crustaceans having large pincers on the first pair of legs
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
American lobster, Maine lobster, Northern lobster - flesh of cold-water lobsters having large tender claws; caught from Maine to the Carolinas
European lobster - similar to but smaller than American lobsters
langoustine, Norwegian lobster, scampo - caught in European waters; slenderer than American lobster
lobster tail - lobster tail meat; usually from spiny rock lobsters
coral - unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
tomalley - edible greenish substance in boiled lobster
2.lobster - any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
Reptantia, suborder Reptantia - lobsters; crabs
true lobster - large edible marine crustaceans having large pincers on the first pair of legs
Nephrops norvegicus, Norway lobster - edible European lobster resembling the American lobster but slenderer
sea crawfish, spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crawfish, crayfish - large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
pleopod, swimmeret - one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming

lobster

noun
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Translations
سَرَطَانُ البَحْرِسَرطان البَحْر
humr
hummer
hummeri
jastog
homár
humar
ロブスター伊勢海老イセエビ
바닷가재
omaras
omārs, jūras vēzis
homár
jastog
hummer
กุ้งทะเลขนาดใหญ่
tôm hùm

lobster

[ˈlɒbstəʳ]
A. N (lobsters or lobster (pl)) (also rock lobster, spiny lobster) → langosta f; (with large pincers) → langosta f, bogavante m (Sp)
B. CPD lobster pot Nnasa f, langostera f

lobster

[ˈlɒbstər]
nhomard m
modif [salad, soup] → de homard
lobster sauce → sauce f au homardlobster pot ncasier m à homards

lobster

nHummer m

lobster

[ˈlɒbstəʳ] naragosta

lobster

(ˈlobstə) noun
a type of shellfish with large claws.

lobster

سَرَطَانُ البَحْرِ humr hummer Hummer αστακός langosta hummeri homard jastog aragosta ロブスター 바닷가재 zeekreeft hummer homar lagosta омар hummer กุ้งทะเลขนาดใหญ่ ıstakoz tôm hùm 龙虾

lobster

n. langosta.
References in classic literature ?
Alice began to say `I once tasted--' but checked herself hastily, and said `No, never') `--so you can have no idea what a delightful thing a Lobster Quadrille is
At last, toward evening, dead tired, they came to the Inn of the Red Lobster.
Oh, there's corned beef and plenty of poatoes, and I shall get some asparagus and a lobster, `for a relish', as Hannah says.
They know you are wrong to make such an absurd statement, and they will probably think you are a lobster instead of a crab," retorted the animal.
But beneath the hard crust of the lobster is found a delectable and luscious food.
One thing I particularly noticed in this delightful house, was the smell of fish; which was so searching, that when I took out my pocket-handkerchief to wipe my nose, I found it smelt exactly as if it had wrapped up a lobster.
Each one is the same as a dish of soup, a fried fish, a mutton pot-pie, lobster salad, charlotte russe and lemon jelly--all made into one little tablet that you can swallow without trouble.
All at once a gentleman appears with whiskers like sausages, as red as a lobster, announces that there is no one living in the flat except his wife, and sends them both about their business.
THERE were two red lobsters, and a ham, a fish, a pudding, and some pears and oranges.
And there are more," said Rose, laughing, as she pointed to a scarlet heap of what looked like lobsters.
Mrs Quilp, pray ask the ladies to stop to supper, and have a couple of lobsters and something light and palatable.
After coasting along a series of creeks abounding in lobsters and oysters, the