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Shrimp vs. Lobster

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Shrimpnoun

Any of many swimming, often edible crustaceans, chiefly of the infraorder Caridea or the suborder Dendrobranchiata, with slender legs, long whiskers and a long abdomen.

Lobsteradjective

red-colored, especially from a sunburn.

Shrimpnoun

(uncountable) The flesh of such crustaceans.

Lobsternoun

A crustacean of the Nephropidae family, dark green or blue-black in colour turning bright red when cooked, with a hard shell and claws, which is used as a seafood.

Shrimpnoun

(slang) A small, puny or unimportant person.

Lobsternoun

A crustacean of the Palinuridae family, pinkish red in colour, with a hard, spiny shell but no claws, which is used as a seafood.

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Shrimpverb

(intransitive) To fish for shrimp.

Lobsternoun

A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).

Shrimpverb

To contract; to shrink.

Lobsternoun

(slang) An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour.

Shrimpverb

To contract; to shrink.

Lobsterverb

To fish for lobsters.

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Shrimpnoun

Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.

Lobsternoun

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.

Shrimpnoun

Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; - in contempt.

β€˜This weak and writhled shrimp.’;

Lobsternoun

As a term of opprobrium or contempt: A gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.

Shrimpnoun

disparaging terms for small people

Lobsternoun

flesh of a lobster

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Shrimpnoun

any of various edible decapod crustaceans

Lobsternoun

any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

Shrimpnoun

small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible

Lobster

Lobsters are a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homeridae) of large marine crustaceans. Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor.

Shrimpverb

fish for shrimp

Shrimp

Shrimp are decapod crustaceans with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion – most commonly Caridea and Dendrobranchiata. More narrow definitions may be restricted to Caridea, to smaller species of either group or to only the marine species.

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