any of various large, edible, marine, usually dull-green, stalk-eyed decapod crustaceans of the family Homaridae, especially of the genus Homarus, having large, asymmetrical pincers on the first pair of legs, one used for crushing and the other for cutting and tearing: the shell turns bright red when cooked.
any of various similar crustaceans, as certain crayfishes.
the edible meat of these animals.
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How to use lobster in a sentence
In the 1800s, Americans considered lobsters to be trash food and fed them to prisoners.They're Healthy. They're Sustainable. So Why Don't Humans Eat More Bugs? | Aryn Baker | February 26, 2021 | Time
What you want is to eat lobster at a place with a great view.
The route to Bass Harbor Head Light, one of three lighthouses managed by the park, passes through neighborhoods where yards are filled with towers of lobster traps.
Beijing already has imposed import restrictions on Australian barley, wheat, coal, beef, lobster, sugar, copper and timber.China slaps 200% anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine as relations continue to sour | eamonbarrett | November 27, 2020 | Fortune
Legal-sized lobsters are hand caught for steaming, grilling, dipping in lemon-butter, and eating.14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean | By Bob McNally/Field & Stream | October 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
The lobster is taken away and a steak, something he considers edible, is provided.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He took her to the Savoy Grill to eat lobster, and to his favorite Mexican joint for hot enchiladas.
We thought of other things that taste good with butter and salt and thought: lobster.
A spokeswoman adds that, in the baked flesh, it looks more like a lobster tail.
Spread out among nine tents, more than 20,000 pounds of lobster are served throughout the five-day festivities.
We can buy some green corn of Dave, and he will let us pull his lobster-pots and charge us only five cents for each lobster.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
I adore your ability, but I'd as soon fall in love with a lobster—and be boiled with the lobster in a black pot.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Miss blusht—what a happy dog he was—Miss blusht crimson, and then he sighed deeply, and began eating his turbat and lobster sos.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush | William Makepeace Thackeray
"It's only a lobster, you know," she said, with the careless ease of a young woman quite habituated to midnight suppers.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Near Brecq-Hou, in Sark, they show a cave where a devil-fish a few years since seized and drowned a lobster-fisher.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for lobster
any of several large marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Homarus, esp H. vulgaris, occurring on rocky shores and having the first pair of limbs modified as large pincers
any of several similar crustaceans, esp the spiny lobster
the flesh of any of these crustaceans, eaten as a delicacy
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