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  • a crustacean used as an expensive seafood
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

CRAYFISH, n. A small crustacean very much resembling the lobster, but
less indigestible.

In this small fish I take it that human wisdom is admirably
figured and symbolized; for whereas the crayfish doth move only
backward, and can have only retrospection, seeing naught but the
perils already passed, so the wisdom of man doth not enable him to
avoid the follies that beset his course, but only to apprehend
their nature afterward.

Sir James Merivale

- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

{ Craw"fish` (kr&add;"f&ibreve;sh`), Cray"fish` (krā"f&ibreve;sh`) }, n.; pl. -fishes or -fish. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. écrevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See Crab. The ending -fish arose from confusion with E. fish.] (Zoöl.) Any crustacean of the family Astacidæ, resembling the lobster, but smaller, and found in fresh waters. Crawfishes are esteemed very delicate food both in Europe and America. The North American species are numerous and mostly belong to the genus Cambarus. The blind crawfish of the Mammoth Cave is Cambarus pellucidus. The common European species is Astacus fluviatilis.

Cray"fish (krā"f&ibreve;sh), n. (Zoöl.) See Crawfish.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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