crayfish Meaning, Definition & Usage

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


Cray"fish noun
  1. (Zoöl.) See Crawfish.

Webster 1913