Crayfish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkreɪfɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word crayfish
Brit.  |ˈkreɪfɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word crayfish

noun

- warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California (syn: langouste)
- tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly (syn: crawdad, crawfish, ecrevisse)
- small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster (syn: crawdad, crawdaddy, crawfish)
- large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters (syn: crawfish, langouste)

Word forms

noun
singular: crayfish
plural: crayfish
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