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spiny lobster

Syllabification: spin·y lob·ster

Definition of spiny lobster in English:

noun

A large edible crustacean with a spiny shell and long heavy antennae, but lacking the large claws of true lobsters.
  • Family Palinuridae: several genera and species, in particular Palinuris vulgaris of European waters, and the California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus)
Example sentences
  • Without claws, spiny lobsters use their antennae to fend off predators.
  • The Norway lobster is a true lobster; but the spiny lobster, which exists in various species in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, is not.
  • The house specialties are in shellfish: Maine lobster, spiny lobster, dungeness crab, and live Santa Barbara sea urchin.

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