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 for Cambarus pellucidus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crawfish \Craw"fish`\ (kr[add]"f[i^]sh`), Crayfish \Cray"fish`\
     (kr[=a]"f[i^]sh`), n.; pl. -fishes or -fish. [Corrupted
     fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. ['e]crevisse, fr.
     OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See Crab. The ending -fish
     arose from confusion with E. fish.] (Zool.)
     Any decapod crustacean of the family Astacid[ae] (genera
     Cambarus and Cambarus), 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.
     Syn: crawdad, crawdaddy.
          [1913 Webster]
     2. tiny lobsterlike crustaceans usually boiled briefly.
     Syn: crawdad, ecrevisse.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. a large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace
        but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters.
     Syn: spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish, sea
          [WordNet 1.5]

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