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crawfish:

see crayfishcrayfish
or crawfish,
freshwater crustacean smaller than but structurally very similar to its marine relative the lobster, and found in ponds and streams in most parts of the world except Africa. Crayfish grow some 3 to 4 in. (7.6–10.
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crawfish

a variant (esp US) of crayfish (esp sense 2)
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Commenting on the introduction of the measure, Minister Creed said, I am pleased to announce the approval of this measure, which has the potential to support the recovery of the crawfish stock in its traditional fishery areas along the South West and West coasts.
A Louisiana crawfish boil typically would (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5538955/crazy-viral-video-crawfish-hanging-beer-having-smoke-goes-viral.html) mean filling a large pot with crawfish, potatoes, corn, and lots of spices. After properly cooking, the contents of the pot are drained and dumped onto a table generally covered with newspaper. 
No matter the decor, this place is mostly about crawfish, but there are a few other good things to eat (remembering that crawfish are seasonal).
It was made from a mold formed by the body of a crawfish he captured.
Red swamp crawfish are native to the southeastern united States and northeastern Mexico, but have been introduced and caused ecological damage across a broad geographic range, including much of the united States, several European countries, South America, Asia, and Africa (Huner, 2002; Gherardi, 2006).
Among the restaurant's delectable menu offerings are a fabulous cajun-style crawfish, as well as a delectable choice of lobster, shrimp, snow crab and king crab.
"If you go to Wikipedia," he said, "you will find that crawfish in many parts of the country is referred to as lobster."
Humans become infected by eating raw or undercooked crayfish (also known as crawfish and crawdads) or freshwater crabs that harbor the parasites.
TWO lonely crawfish - labelled one of the ugliest sea creatures in the world by marine experts - are looking for a mate.
ABSTRACT Management strategies that exclude the harvest of mature female crawfish from culture ponds early during the harvest season (December to February) to maximize juvenile recruitment and subsequent yield is common in the procambarid aquaculture industry.