crayfish crayfish  /ˈkreɪ fɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
  2. (n) tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
  3. (n) small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
  4. (n) large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters

Usage(s):

  1. Get in gear for crayfish season with this review of a noble example.
  2. But Nanjing's best kept secret is its crayfish, a freshwater crustacean that resembles a tiny lobster.
  3. If I put my hand in the river, I would get a crayfish.

News

  1. LET'S GO … to the Tannersville Cranberry Bog

    From cinnamon ferns to wild rosemary to otter scat filled with crunched-up crayfish shells 8212 yes, we can see what those otters like to eat 8212 naturalist Brian Hardiman pointed out many fascinating aspects of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog on Wednesday morning. 8226 But the approximately 20 nature-lovers who...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Times Leader

  2. Our crayfish are better than yours

    Like a proud papa, we constantly boast about our seafood bounty (oysters, salmon, etc.)  to out-of-towners. But who here  has ever bragged about our native crayfish? It’s not a legend. They’re out there, lurking under rocks and logs in Lake Washington and other local bodie
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Hot time at Red Bluff's fourth annual Crawdad Festival

    Part of the fun of eating crayfish is showing off the technique to do so, Charli Hand says.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Red Bluff Daily News

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Quotes

  1. "My son caught like 30 crayfish, but I didn't catch a thing," Mussina said. "Not a nibble."
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Mike Mussina Source: New York Times

  2. "We ate terrines of pâté 10 years old under their tight crusts of mildewed butter," Fisher wrote. "We tied napkins under our chins and splashed in great odorous bowls of Ecrevisses [crayfish] à la nage. We addled our palates with snipes...
    on May 22, 2009 By: MFK Fisher Source: National Post

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