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Definition of "lobster" []

  • Any of several edible marine crustaceans of the family Homaridae, especially of the genus Homarus, having stalked eyes, long antennae, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which is modified into large pincers. (noun)
  • Any of several crustaceans, such as the spiny lobster, that are related to the lobsters. (noun)
  • The flesh of a lobster used as food. (noun)
  • To search for and catch lobsters. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lobster" in a sentence
  • "“lobsters” and its semantic value are more intimately related than ˜lobster™ and its semantic value, i.e., the relationship between “lobster” and ˜lobster™ is closer than that which obtains between ˜lobsters 'and lobsters."
  • "The "lady" of a lobster is a curious-shaped substance in the head of that fish, bearing some distant resemblance to the figure of a woman."
  • "Interestingly, although neither of its probable hosts are worth eating, the paratisized "lobster" is delicious."
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