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Noun: spiny lobster
  1. Warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
    - langouste, rock lobster, crayfish
  2. Large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
    - langouste, rock lobster, crawfish [N. Amer], crayfish, sea crawfish [N. Amer]

Derived forms: spiny lobsters

Type of: lobster, shellfish

Part of: genus Palinurus, Palinurus

Encyclopedia: Spiny lobster