Crayfish vs Gilgie - What's the difference?

crayfish | gilgie |


As nouns the difference between crayfish and gilgie

is that crayfish is (new england|michigan|wisconsin|minnesota) a freshwater crustacean () resembling a small lobster, sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait while gilgie is (taxlink), a small freshwater crayfish endemic to the south-west corner of australia.

crayfish

Alternative forms

* (l) * (l), (l), (l) (obsolete) * (l), (l), (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (New England, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota) A freshwater crustacean () resembling a small lobster, sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait.
  • (AU, NZ, South Africa) A rock lobster.
  • Usage notes

    The term crayfish'' predominates in the region of New England and in New York, Pennsylvania Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In much of the United States—in the South, especially in Louisiana and Texas; in the Midwest and in the West—''crawfish'' predominates. In a belt stretching across Kentucky through Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma, and in Oregon and northern California, the term ''crawdad predominates.[http://spark-1590165977.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com/jkatz/SurveyMaps/]

    Synonyms

    * (freshwater crustaceans) crawdad, crawfish, mudbug, yabby (Australia)

    See also

    * lobster * prawn * shrimp * yabby

    gilgie

    English

    (wikipedia gilgie)

    Alternative forms

    * jilgie

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (taxlink), a small freshwater crayfish endemic to the south-west corner of Australia.
  • See also

    * marron * yabby, yabbie