Crawdad crawfish crayfish also called crawfish or crawdad any of numerous crustaceans order decapoda phylum arthropoda constituting the families astacidae northern hemisphere parastacidae and austroastracidae southern hemisphere. A small animal that lives in rivers and is similar to a lobster or its flesh eaten as food 2.
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Crawfish in english name. This syllable was heard and repeated as fish frequently enough to alter the word toward the more english sounding name crawfish is probably the most common usage in the united states. They are closely related to the lobster. The crayfish also known as the crawfish owes its name to a misunderstanding.
Crayfish synonyms crayfish pronunciation crayfish translation english dictionary definition of crayfish. Taxonomically they are members of the superfamilies astacoidea and parastacoidea. To back up move backwards to deny a statement to go back on your word generally a southern term.
They breathe through feather like gills. Some species are found in brooks and streams where fresh water is running while others thrive in swamps ditches and paddy fields. Synonyms for crawfish include crawdad crayfish shrimp mussel whelk lobster prawn oyster cockle and clam.
He crawfished on the bet. Expand the regionalism even farther though. Your browser doesn t support html5 audio.
Crayfish or cray fish es also crawfish or craw fish es 1. New england michigan wisconsin minnesota a freshwater crustacean family cambaridae sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait. Definition of crawfish from the cambridge academic content dictionary cambridge university press.
Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters. ˈkrɔˌfɪʃ also crayfish us ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ a small animal similar to a lobster that lives in rivers and streams or its flesh eaten as food. Crayfish is an altered form of the middle english word crevis which derived from the anglo french word creveis which had the stress on the second syllable.
In some parts of the united states they are also known as crawfish craydids crawdaddies crawdads freshwater lobsters mountain lobsters mudbugs or yabbies. Crayfish plural crayfishes or crayfish any of numerous freshwater decapod crustaceans in superfamilies astacoidea and parastacoidea resembling the related lobster but usually much smaller.