crayfish vs crawfish

crayfish crawfish


  • 1) dialect, southern US Alternative form of crayfish.
  • 2) a large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.
  • 3) (Zoöl.) Any decapod crustacean of the family Astacidæ (genera Cambarus and Cambarus), resembling the lobster, but smaller, and found in fresh waters. Crawfishes are esteemed very delicate food both in Europe and America. The North American species are numerous and mostly belong to the genus Cambarus. The blind crawfish of the Mammoth Cave is Cambarus pellucidus. The common European species is Astacus fluviatilis.
  • 4) tiny lobsterlike crustaceans usually boiled briefly.
  • 5) tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
  • 6) small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
  • 7) The name in the west of England and among the London fishmongers of the small spiny lobster, Palinurus vulgaris. Also called sea-crawfish.
  • 8) The common name of the small fluviatile long-tailed decapod crustaceans of the genera Astacus and Cambarus; especially, in Great Britain, the Astacus fluviatilis; and by extension, some or any similar fresh-water crustacean. See cuts under Astacidæ and Astacus.
  • 9) One who backs out from a position or undertaking, especially in politics.
  • 10) dialect, southern US To backpedal, desert or withdraw, used with out
  • 11) To move backward or sidewise like a crawfish; hence, to recede from an opinion or a position; back out or back down.
  • 12) To withdraw from an undertaking.
  • 13) to back out in a humilating manner.


  • 1) American signal crayfish came second in the list of unwanted invaders.
  • 2) The vastly bigger American signal crayfish has already blazed the trail.
  • 3) For dinner I tried a fresh and delicious crab and crayfish salad.
  • 4) Then Per does something that tops the crayfish and the lobsters, the prawn mayonnaise and the smoked salmon.
  • 5) ‘Land crabs, river crayfish, opossum, agouti, and fish are caught where available.’
  • 6) ‘As we clambered through the breakdown above the stream we saw several crayfish, which had apparently been washed in by the storm earlier in the week.’
  • 7) ‘It escaped, of course, like all imports do, and is now wiping out the much smaller native crayfish in the rushing streams of the Yorkshire Dales.’
  • 8) ‘Looking that way, he saw a pair of raccoons dunking their paws in the river, obviously after crayfish.’
  • 9) ‘Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking into moving white-claw crayfish to safe rivers.’
  • 10) ‘Lobsters, crabs, prawns, bay bugs, freshwater and marine crayfish all belong to the phylum Arthropoda, the group which also contains insects.’
  • 11) ‘He pointed to recent archaeological investigations which indicated that Maori had overexploited resources such as seals, marine crayfish and birds of several varieties.’
  • 12) ‘The Palinuridae family includes the commercially exploited crustaceans of Australia that are known as rock lobsters, spiny crayfish and marine crayfish.’
  • 13) ‘The spiny, or rock, lobsters, found in warm seas of both hemispheres, are actually marine crayfish (genus Panulirus); they lack claws but have sharp spines on the carapace.’
  • 14) ‘However, aquaculture also includes the farming of other aquatic animals such as: molluscs (including oysters, abalone, mussels and scallops); crustaceans (such as shrimps, prawns, freshwater and marine crayfish); and aquatic plants (seaweeds).’


  • 1) But try as she might, all Annie could get out of Cooper was that she'd gone somewhere to listen to music and learn how to eat crawfish.
  • 2) Sevando Salinas dumps crawfish from a purging tank into a loading tray at Southeast Texas crawfish Farm.
  • 3) Prompted by high crayfish prices and the rising popularity of the invertebrates, thieves have a growing incentive to pilfer crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, crawdaddies and mudbugs.
  • 4) And how about sum cajun-style mudbugs aka crawfish?
  • 5) They are generally served at a gathering known as a crawfish boil.
  • 6) * Rather than the eagle, the crawfish should be the symbol of the United States.
  • 7) My local seafood shop -- hell, the only seafood shop -- told me they'd have fresh Louisiana crawfish aka mud-bugs this morning.
  • 8) The best were the langoustes (Palinurus vulgaris), the clawless lobsters called crawfish (crayfish) in the United States, and the agosta or avagosta of the Adriatic: it was confounded by the
  • 9) ‘Edible crabs, crawfish and lobsters must not be taken.’
  • 10) ‘The new display will also include tropical hermit crabs, crawfish, horseshoe crabs, and other species.’
  • 11) ‘Fish regularly shoal in the area; and within the rocky ledges enormous crabs, lobsters and the occasional crawfish take advantage of the fact that they are rarely visited or fished for.’
  • 12) ‘Then the seals are forgotten as I come across a lobster-pot - not because of the crawfish inside it but the seahorse anchored to the bars.’
  • 13) ‘An interesting occupant of the rock's ledges is the crawfish.’
  • 14) ‘The diver asked the chef if he would prepare a special crawfish dish for her birthday party at his restaurant.’
  • 15) ‘‘For 11 long years, he has sidestepped, crawfished, wheedled out of any agreements he had made not to develop weapons of mass destruction,’ he said.’
  • 16) ‘If there were a shred of sense in this analogy, hunting would have been banned five years ago, whereas in fact he has ‘crawfished’ about like anything trying to avoid it.’

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