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lobster

Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːbstər; ˈlɒbstə(r)/

Translation of lobster in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Zoology/Zoología] [Cookery/Cocina] langosta (feminine), bogavante (masculine) (Spain/España)
    (spiny lobster)
    langosta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It takes about eight seconds for a pair of lobsters to copulate; it takes a lot longer to get them into the mood.
    • The body plans of lobsters and humans, flies and fish, barnacles and mice, are initiated using the same families of genes that are conserved across the animal kingdom.
    • Both spiney lobsters and hermit crabs have been observed attacking gastropods in this fashion and both produce the distinctive notched gastropod remains.
    Example sentences
    • Alistair started off with west coast lobster bisque with white wine, saffron and cognac, while I went for the finnan haddock and lobster risotto with smoked salmon cream and poached egg.
    • A special of sherried lobster bisque demands to be ordered; its rich brick color and oceanic, lobster-shell tang give it a gutsy character.
    • People may indulge themselves in a huge variety of seafood delights such as lobster, crab, oyster, caviar and more, along with traditional breakfast choices.

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