any of several edible crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, differing from the true lobsters in having a spiny shell and lacking the large pincers.
any of various large edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Palinurus and related genera, having a very tough spiny carapace Also called rock lobster, crawfish, langouste
noun 1. any of various ratlike rodents of the genus Echimys, inhabiting forests of Central and South America, most having bristly fur.
adjective 1. spiny-finned.
- Spiny-rayed fish
noun 1. any of various fishes, as basses and perches, that have sharp, often pointed and usually rigid fin spines.
spir- pref. Variant of spiro-.