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crayfish

a decapod crustacean (suborder Macrura) that possesses an elongate body of the CARIDOID FACIES type.

crayfish

Includes many genera and species, many of them farmed, e.g. Procambarus, Oronectes, Astacus, Pastifastacus spp. Called also freshwater crayfish.

freshwater crayfish
see crayfish (above).
crayfish plague
epizootic disease of European crayfish (Astacus astacus) caused by Aphanomyces astaci. Affects also Cherax spp. (American crayfish), Pacifastacus leniusculus.
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It felt like he was still here a little bit, in the crawdads and the dominoes.
The parameters in Crawdad were set to identify the 300 most influential words that were common across the sustainability reports of two or more organizations.
Mayor Michael Gomez states, "Our 2005 Crawdad Festival is sure to be a memorable event and we are very pleased with the level of support and cooperation we've received so far.
August 23: Hickory Crawdads (Rangers) at Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins), 6 p.
Long still shots imitate the captive gaze of young, inquisitive eyes: the audience and Hushpuppy take time to investigate the intricacies of a bucket of squirming crawdads or the many caterpillars creeping around an insect's web.
Answer: crayfish (also known as crawfish or crawdads in some areas)
Go easy on those boiled crawdads and soft-shelled crabs, though, my friend.
He tromped through cactus, cow piles and cowering mesquite trees with his boy scout troop - the Badger Patrol - building brick and tin huts, practicing first aid on a beloved mutt named Tramp, and one November night, fishing near-naked for crawdads in a frigid creek.
You can stare that little plastic bubble into the water with every bit of concentration you have, but until you start fiddling with the crawdads at your feet, or picking a fight with your sister, the darned thing just won't budge.
Last month the Rangers extended their Player Development Contracts with the Double A Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League for four years through the 2014 season and with the Low A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League and the Short Season A Spokane Indians of the Northwest League for two years each through 2012.
They don't hunt bugs or crawdads, spot animal tracks in the forest and try to figure out who made them, or turn their heads at the song of a redwinged blackbird.