Definition of lobster:
- Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster ( H. Americanus), and the European lobster ( H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster ( Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh- water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
- As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.
clam, invertebrate, grasshopper, mud, crawfish, oyster, cowrie, Norway, Maine, spiny, scampi, conch, squid, octopus, abalone, Spanish, cockle, winkle, mussel, cockleshell, black, barnacle, scallop, shellfish, rock, shrimp, crab, bivalve, European.
- "The Lost Kitty", Harriette Newell Woods Baker (AKA Aunt Hattie).
- "Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue", Laura Lee Hope.
Experience teaches that the reverse is usually true of mankind in northern regions, yet we once saw a man enter the sea to all appearance a white human being, after remaining in it upwards of an hour, and swimming away from shore; like a vessel outward bound, he came back at last the colour of a boiled lobster!- "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.