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rock lobster

noun
  1. spiny lobster.
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Origin of rock lobster

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for rock lobster

Historical Examples

  • This is the California spiny lobster, rock-lobster, or salt-water crawfish.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for rock lobster

rock lobster

noun
  1. another name for the spiny lobster
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