rock lobster
noun Date: 1884 spiny lobster

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rock lobster — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock lobster — n. SPINY LOBSTER * * * …   Universalium

  • rock lobster — n. SPINY LOBSTER …   English World dictionary

  • Rock Lobster — This article is about the song; for the animal, see Southern rock lobster. Infobox Single Name = Rock Lobster Artist = The B 52 s from Album = The B 52 s B side = 52 Girls Released = 1978 Format = 7 single Recorded = 1978 Genre = Rock/New wave… …   Wikipedia

  • rock lobster — /ˈrɒk lɒbstə/ (say rok lobstuh) noun any of various large, edible, marine, stalk eyed, decapod crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, of tropical and subtropical oceans, having a spiny carapace, as the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rock lobster — noun a crustacean of the family Palinuridae “It wasn’t a rock, it was a rock lobster” (1978) from the song “” by the s. Syn: spiny lobster …   Wiktionary

  • rock lobster — rock′ lob′ster n. ivt spiny lobster • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • rock lobster — noun 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, ↑crayfish • Hypernyms: ↑shellfish • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock lobster. — See spiny lobster. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock lobster. — See spiny lobster. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

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