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crayfish Explained

crayfish at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


crayfish at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1400, from O.Fr. crevice (13c.), from Frank. word probably related to crab (cf. O.H.G. krebiz "crab, shellfish"); spelling altered 16c. on influence of fish. ///

crayfish at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural crayfish [U and C] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: crevice; influenced by fish]// a small animal like a lobster that lives in rivers and streams, or the meat from this animal//

crayfish at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of more than 500 species of decapods that are closely related to the lobster. Nearly all the species live in freshwater, and over half are found in N. America. They have a joined head and thorax (midsection) and a segmented body that is yellow, green, red, or dark brown. The head has a sharp snout, and the eyes are on movable stalks. The exoskeleton is thin but tough, and the front pair of legs have large pincers. Crayfish are usually about 3 in. (7.5 cm) long but range from 1 to 16 in. (2.5-40 cm) long.

CRAYFISH at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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crayfish at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(especially BrE) (also crawfish AmE, BrE) noun [C, U] (plural crayfish, crawfish) a shellfish like a small LOBSTER, that lives in rivers and lakes and can be eaten, or one like a large LOBSTER, that lives in the sea and can be eaten

Crayfish at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Crayfish \Cray"fish\ (kr[=a]"f[i^]sh), n. (Zo["o]l.)
See {Crawfish}.

Crawfish \Craw"fish`\ (kr[add]"f[i^]sh`), Crayfish \Cray"fish`\
(kr[=a]"f[i^]sh`), n.; pl. {-fishes} or {-fish}. [Corrupted
fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. ['e]crevisse, fr.
OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending -fish
arose from confusion with E. fish.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any crustacean of the family {Astacid[ae]}, 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}.

crayfish at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and
South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught
also in Florida and California [syn: {spiny lobster}, {langouste},
{rock lobster}]
2: tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly [syn: {crawfish},
{crawdad}, {ecrevisse}]
3: small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
[syn: {crawfish}, {crawdad}, {crawdaddy}]
4: large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but
lacking the large pincers of true lobsters [syn: {spiny
lobster}, {langouste}, {rock lobster}, {crawfish}, {sea
[also: {crayfishes} (pl)]

crayfish at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Crayfish-Astacus astacusP1002890.JPG|thumb|right|250 px|Some crayfish.

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|crawfish
  • Inter: l » en|craifish, Inter: l » en|crafish, Inter: l » en|crefish Inter: qualifier » obsolete
  • Inter: l » en|crevis, Inter: l » en|crevice, Inter: l » en|crevyssh Inter: qualifier » obsolete


    Alteration (by folk-etymology, influenced by fish) of Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » crevis|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » crevice|lang=fro Inter: gloss » "crayfish"; > Modern French: {{term|écrevisse|lang=fr}}, from Old Inter: etyl » frk Inter: recons » krebitja|krebitja|crayfish|lang=frk, diminutive of Old Inter: etyl » frk Inter: recons » krebit|krebit|crab|lang=frk, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » krabitaz||crab, cancer|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » grebʰ-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » gerebʰ-||to scratch, crawl|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » krebiz|lang=goh Inter: gloss » "edible crustacean, crab"; > Modern German {{term|Krebs||crab|lang=de}}, Inter: etyl » gml|- Inter: term » krevet|krēvet|crab|lang=gml, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » kreeft||crayfish, lobster|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » crabba||crab|lang=ang. More at crab.


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ/|lang=en
  • Inter: audio » en-us-crayfish.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » es|pl2=crayfish

  • A freshwater crustacean (Category: W - :Cambaridae|Cambaridae) resembling a small lobster, sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait.
    1. Inter: AU » NZ|South Africa A rock lobster.


      * crawdad

  • crawfish
  • mudbug
  • yabby


    Inter: trans-top » freshwater crustacean resembling lobster
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|kreef
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|խեցգետին|tr=xec'getin|sc=Armn
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|рак|m|tr=rak|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|речен рак|m|tr=réčen rak, Inter: t+ » bg|рак|m|tr=rak|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|小龍蝦|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|小龙虾|tr=xiǎo lóngxiā|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rak|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|krebs|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|rivierkreeft|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kankro
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rapu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|écrevisse|f (freshwater), Inter: t+ » fr|langoustine|f (saltwater)
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Panzerkrebs|m
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ποταμοκαραβίδα|f|tr=potamokaravída
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|סרטן הנהרות|m|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|rák
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|kankro
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|aragosta|f, Inter: t+ » it|gambero|m, Inter: t- » it|gambero di fiume|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ザリガニ|tr=zarigani
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|crabe à co|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|가재|tr=gajae|sc=Hang
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|viezs|m
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|cancer|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|vēzis|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|рак|m|tr=rak
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼoshtsoh biláshgaantsohí
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rak|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|lagostim|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рак|m|tr=rak
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|рак|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|rak|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|rak|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|rak|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cangrejo de río|m, Inter: t+ » es|cangrejo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kräfta|c
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|kindam
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kerevit
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|рак|m|tr=rak|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * lobster
  • prawn
  • shrimp
  • yabby

  • Category: Category:South African English -
    Category: Category:en:Crustaceans -
    Category: Category:en:Foods -
    Translation: et » crayfish
    Translation: fr » crayfish
    Translation: ko » crayfish
    Translation: io » crayfish
    Translation: it » crayfish
    Translation: mg » crayfish
    Translation: my » crayfish
    Translation: nl » crayfish
    Translation: ja » crayfish
    Translation: pl » crayfish
    Translation: pt » crayfish
    Translation: ru » crayfish
    Translation: sm » crayfish
    Category: simple:crayfish -
    Translation: fi » crayfish
    Translation: ta » crayfish
    Translation: te » crayfish
    Translation: vi » crayfish
    Translation: zh » crayfish