One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Belonging to the genus Homarus (family Nephropidae) of large-clawed lobsters; resembling or having the characteristics of such a lobster. Now rare.
A crustacean belonging to the genus Homarus; a large-clawed lobster. rare.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From scientific Latin Homarus, genus name + -ine.
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