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Definition of Lobster


  1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
  2. As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.
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Lobster Translations

lobster in Afrikaans is kreef
lobster in Danish is hummer
lobster in Dutch is langoest, pantserkreeft, kreeft
lobster in Finnish is hummeri
lobster in French is homard
lobster in German is Hummer
lobster in Italian is aragosta
lobster in Norwegian is hummer
lobster in Portuguese is lagosta
lobster in Spanish is langosta
lobster in Swedish is hummer