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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 ?
Oh, there's corned beef and plenty of poatoes, and I shall get some asparagus and a lobster, `for a relish', as Hannah says.
It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar.
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.
At Epsom races, a matter of over twenty years ago, I got acquainted wi' a man whose skull I'd crack wi' this poker, like the claw of a lobster, if I'd got it on this hob.
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
I should like you to tell me how many fathers, lay and clerical, go upstairs every day with a face like a lobster and cod's eyes - and are dull, upon the back of it - not even mirth for the money
Ferfitchkin flew out at me, turning as red as a lobster, and looking me in the face with fury.
He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.
Not one of your silly, brainless chits who don't know the difference between lobster Newburg and canvas-back duck, and who prefer sweet champagne to dry.
So exceedingly that he with biting sarcasm informs his mother, in the confidential moments when he sups with her off a lobster and lettuce in the Old Street Road, that he is afraid the office is hardly good enough for swells, and that if he had known there was a swell coming, he would have got it painted.
We demand, we demand, we demand, we do not beseech," spluttered Burdovsky, red as a lobster.
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.