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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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Swanson (1939) includes Warrick County in a list of counties in which Crawfish Frogs are described as being "quite plentiful.
The late Eddie Sory of Belzoni, one of the very best home cooks I ever knew, was a master at hosting a crawfish boil.
June through October is when crawfish are not typically available and price and demand can be high in certain markets.
Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus), formerly known as Hoosier Frogs (Hay 1892; Test 1893), are secretive, burrow-dwelling anurans inhabiting parts of the central and southcentral United States (Smith 1950; Parris & Redmer 2005).
8220;That's why each meal at Hot N Juicy Crawfish comes with a special touch of Southern hospitality
He read aloud the beginning of the Wikipedia entry for crawfish: "Crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related.
Muchos restaurantes de Lafayette ahora sirven crawfish hervidos, asi como cangrejos y camaron, en la misma atmosfera informal.
Unlike the common European Lobster the crawfish are gregarious, social crustaceans and usually live in groups, making the plight of the duo even more heart-rending.
Crawfish aquaculture in the United States is primarily limited to the southeastern region, principally in the state of Louisiana, where more than 70,500 ha (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service 2008) are devoted to crawfish production.
To me, as far as crawfish goes, if you eat more than two or three and don't need something to drink, they're not cooked right.
Some drank beer and ate crawfish as couples danced.