rock lobster, noun phrase

EnglishShow more Transferred use of general English name, which is applied especially to the langouste Palinurus vulgaris.
crayfish. Also attributive.
1953 Sun (Baltimore, U.S.A.) 9 Sept. 10The name of the South African crawfish was changed by law to ‘rock lobster’.
1991 B.J. Barker Fairest Cape 60 (caption)A rare (and expensive) delicacy is the Cape rock lobster (Jasus lalandii).
crayfish. Also attributive.

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