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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.
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