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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 craw·fish /ˈkrɔˌfɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Craw·fish Cray·fish, n.; pl. -fishes or -fish.  Zool. Any decapod crustacean of the family Astacidæ (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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly [syn: crayfish,
            crawdad, ecrevisse]
      2: small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
         [syn: crayfish, crawdad, crawdaddy]
      3: large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but
         lacking the large pincers of true lobsters [syn: spiny
         lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish, sea
      v : make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity;
          "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He
          backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive
          investment company pulled in its horns" [syn: retreat,
          pull back, back out, back away, crawfish out, pull
          in one's horns, withdraw]
      [also: crawfishes (pl)]