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See spiny lobster.
[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal langosta, from Vulgar Latin *lacusta, from Latin locusta, lobster, locust.]
(Animals) another name for the spiny lobster
[French, from Old Provençal langosta, perhaps from Latin lōcusta lobster, locust]
any of several edible crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, differing from true lobsters in having a spiny shell and lacking large pincers.
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|Noun||1.||langouste - warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California|
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
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
|2.||langouste - large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters|
lobster - any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae