Entry from British & World English dictionary
nounSouth African informal
A spiny lobster of southern Africa.
- Jasus lalandii, family Palinuridae.
- Paternoster is a traditional fishing village along the west coast famed for its ‘kreef’ and the hotel bar.
Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch kreeft 'lobster'.
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