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craw·dad

 (krô′dăd′)
n. Chiefly Southern & Western US

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crawdad

(ˈkrɔːˌdæd) or

crawdaddy

n
(Animals) a US dialect form of crayfish
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cray•fish

(ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ)

also crawfish



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. Also called crawdad , crawdaddy. any of various mainly freshwater decapod crustaceans, esp. of the genera Astacus and Cambarus, resembling small lobsters.
2. (not in technical use) the spiny lobster.
[1350–1400; alter. (by folk etym.) of Middle English crevis < Middle French crevice < Old High German krebiz crab1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crawdad - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled brieflycrawdad - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse - small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America
American crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North America
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
2.crawdad - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobstercrawdad - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse - small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America
American crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North America
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