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  Definition of crawfish
  1. large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
  2. small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
  3. tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
  4. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "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"
Similar Words: spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish, sea crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy, ecrevisse, retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw

 

Hyponyms: Old World crayfish, ecrevisse, American crayfish

 

Grouped Verbs: withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back

 

Part Meronyms: American crayfish, Old World crayfish, ecrevisse

 

Member Meronyms: Palinurus, genus Palinurus, Astacidae, family Astacidae, Astacura

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawer, withdrawal

 

 
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