Definition of lobster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒbstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːbstər//
    Meat, Invertebrates
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  1. 1 [countable] a sea creature with a hard shell, a long body divided into sections, eight legs and two large claws (= curved and pointed arms for catching and holding things). Its shell is black but turns bright red when it is boiled. See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2 [uncountable] meat from a lobster, used for food See related entries: Meat
  3. Word OriginOld English lopustre, alteration of Latin locusta ‘crustacean, locust’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lobster