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Definition 1: large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for crawfish in the sense of this definition

(crawfish is a kind of ...) any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

(crawfish is a part of ...) warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California

(... is a member of crawfish) type genus of the family Palinuridae

Definition 2: small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for crawfish in the sense of this definition

(crawfish is a kind of ...) crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

(... is a kind of crawfish ) small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America

(... is a kind of crawfish ) common large crayfishes of eastern North America

(... is a member of crawfish) crayfish

Definition 3: tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for crawfish in the sense of this definition

(crawfish is a kind of ...) meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

(... is part of crawfish) small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America

(... is part of crawfish) common large crayfishes of eastern North America

Definition 4: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity - [verb of communication]

Samples where crawfish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
  • He backed out of his earlier promise
  • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

Synonyms for crawfish in the sense of this definition

(crawfish has a similar meaning as ...) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

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