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LOBSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lobster mean? 

LOBSTER (noun)
  The noun LOBSTER has 2 senses:

1. flesh of a lobster
2. any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

  Familiarity information: LOBSTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOBSTER (noun)


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Meaning:

Flesh of a lobster

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("lobster" is a kind of...):

shellfish (meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean))

Meronyms (parts of "lobster"):

coral (unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces)

tomalley (edible greenish substance in boiled lobster)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lobster"):

American lobster; Maine lobster; Northern lobster (flesh of cold-water lobsters having large tender claws; caught from Maine to the Carolinas)

European lobster (similar to but smaller than American lobsters)

langoustine; Norwegian lobster; scampo (caught in European waters; slenderer than American lobster)

lobster tail (lobster tail meat; usually from spiny rock lobsters)

Holonyms ("lobster" is a part of...):

true lobster (large edible marine crustaceans having large pincers on the first pair of legs)


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Meaning:

Any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("lobster" is a kind of...):

decapod; decapod crustacean (crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax)

Meronyms (parts of "lobster"):

pleopod; swimmeret (one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lobster"):

true lobster (large edible marine crustaceans having large pincers on the first pair of legs)

Nephrops norvegicus; Norway lobster (edible European lobster resembling the American lobster but slenderer)

crawfish; crayfish; langouste; rock lobster; sea crawfish; spiny lobster (large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters)

Holonyms ("lobster" is a member of...):

Reptantia; suborder Reptantia (lobsters; crabs)


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