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[lahn-goost; English lahng-goost]
noun, plural lan·goustes [lahn-goost; English lahng-goosts] /lɑ̃ˈgust; English lɑŋˈgusts/. French.
  1. spiny lobster.
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Historical Examples of langouste

  • It is highly esteemed for the table, especially in France, where it goes by the name of Langouste.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7


  • He ate a small portion of langouste with an exquisite salad, and drank a single glass of chablis.

  • Lobster as here served to take the place of the French langouste, tastes much like deviled lobster.

British Dictionary definitions for langouste


  1. another name for the spiny lobster
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Word Origin for langouste

French, from Old Provençal langosta, perhaps from Latin lōcusta lobster, locust
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