Definition of langouste in English:


Syllabification: lan·gouste
Pronunciation: /läNGˈgo͞ost


  • A spiny lobster, especially in French cuisine.
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    • Sometimes referred to as rock lobster or langouste, it is generally found in warmer waters.
    • Today we do not have live spiny lobsters (langouste) in great abundance.
    • Over there, in the Caribbean, all langoustes are nationalised; they have to be sold to tourists for currency.


French, from Old Provençal lagosta, based on Latin locusta 'locust,crustacean'.

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