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  Words related to crawfish

Related / 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

 

Definition:
  • large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters;
  • small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster;
  • tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly;
  • 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";

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    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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