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English → English (gcide) Definition: Lobster caterpillar Lobster \Lob"ster\, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (Homarus Americanus ), and the European lobster (Homarus vulgaris ). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters. [1913 Webster] 2. As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Lobster caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the caterpillar of a European bombycid moth (Stauropus fagi); -- so called from its form. Lobster louse (Zo["o]l.), a copepod crustacean (Nicotho["e] astaci) parasitic on the gills of the European lobster. [1913 Webster]

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