Variant of lobster
- any of various families (esp. Nephropidae) of marine, bottom-dwelling decapods with compound eyes, long antennae, and usually the first pair of legs modified into large, powerful pincers: lobsters are greenish or dark gray in color when alive, but turn bright red when boiled
- the flesh of these animals used as food
Origin: Middle English from Old English loppestre, lopustre from loppe, spider (from the external resemblance: see lob) plush -estre: see -ster
- lobstering noun
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