small edible freshwater crayfish

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  • Yabby — is a name given in Australia to two different kinds of crustacean.* Freshwater yabbies are crayfish of the genus Cherax (infraorder Astacidea, family Parastacidae). They are often caught for food. A widespread species is the common yabby, Cherax… …   Wikipedia

  • yabby — or yabbie noun (plural yabbies) Etymology: Wemba Wemba (Australian aboriginal language of Victoria) yabij Date: 1894 any of various burrowing Australian crayfishes (genus Cherax, especially C. destructor) that are used for food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yabby — /yab ee/, n. a small Australian crayfish, of the genus Cherax, inhabiting streams and water holes. [1890 95; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Wimmera, Victoria) yabij] * * * …   Universalium

  • yabby — 1. noun /ˈjæb.i/ a) an Australian crayfish, Cherax destructor. b) any freshwater crayfish 2. verb /ˈjæb.i/ To search for yabbies …   Wiktionary

  • yabby — (also yabbie) noun (plural yabbies) Austral. a small freshwater crayfish. [Charax destructor and related species.] ↘another term for nipper (in sense 4). Origin C19: from Wemba wemba (an Aborig. lang.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • yabby — yab·by …   English syllables

  • yabby — /ˈjæbi / (say yabee) noun (plural yabbies) 1. Also, Especially Tasmania, lobster. either of two edible freshwater crayfish, Cherax destructor or C. albidus, native to central and eastern mainland Australia, and introduced for aquaculture into WA… …   Australian English dictionary

  • yabby — n. (also yabbie) (pl. ies) Austral. 1 a small freshwater crayfish, esp. of the genus Cherax. 2 a marine prawn, Callianassa australiensis, often used as bait. Etymology: Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yabby You — Surnom Jesus Dread, Youth I An Nom Vivian Jackson Naissance 14 août 1946 Kingston,   …   Wikipédia en Français

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