Noun crawfish has 3 senses
  1. crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, ecrevisse - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
    --1 is a kind of shellfish
    --1 is a part of American crayfish; Old World crayfish, ecrevisse
  2. crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
    --2 is a kind of decapod crustacean, decapod
    --2 is a member of Astacidae, family Astacidae, Astacura
    --2 has particulars: Old World crayfish, ecrevisse; American crayfish
  3. spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crawfish, crayfish, sea crawfish - large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
    --3 is a kind of lobster
    --3 is a member of Palinurus, genus Palinurus
    --3 has parts: spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish
,Verb crawfish has 1 sense
  1. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw - 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"
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