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Nicothoe astaciLobster Lob"ster, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted
fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a
locust. Cf. Locust.] (Zo["o]l.)
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.
Lobster caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the caterpillar of a
European bombycid moth (Stauropus fagi); -- so called
from its form.
Lobster louse (Zo["o]l.), a copepod crustacean
(Nicotho["e] astaci) parasitic on the gills of the
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