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A freshwater crayfish.
- ‘Whether you know them as mudbugs, ditch bugs, river lobsters, crawlybottoms, crawdads, or crawfish, anyone who has spent time in streams is familiar with crayfish.’
- ‘Where I grew up in Ohio, we saw crawdads, or crayfish, in the culverted, sewage-scented ‘creeks’ and would no sooner eat one than we would kitty litter.’
- ‘Since my last visit, a pleasingly spicy Cajun seasoning had been added to the crawdads (a crustacean that looks like a tiny lobster).’
- ‘It's much more difficult to find a coloring book image of a crawdad than one would think.’
- ‘There is ambivalence about the shallows, the intermediary space between water and land, abode of pythons, crocodiles, crawdads, and mudfish, anomalous creatures that are as good for thought as they are to eat.’
Early 20th century: fanciful alteration of crawfish.
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