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Definition of lobster:

  1. 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.
  2. As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.

Synonyms:

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.

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