The incident is big news in Breaux Bridge, which bills itself as the “crawfish Capital of the World.”
The fat held in crawfish heads is a valuable addition to this stew, though, and adds a lot of flavor.
Most folks call them crayfish, but in the bayou, they are crawfish.
East's epiphany took the form of a satirical column comparing the progress of his native state to that of a crawfish.
Men, she says, worked 24 hours, forced to steam the crawfish and then peel them.
Most eyestones are a calcareous deposit, found in the shell of the common European crawfish.
Little was eaten at dinner, for they had done too much honor to the crawfish at noon.
There is an account in the volume of crawfish aux truffes la Sampayo, which makes one almost frantic with hunger.
The Riverlawns were encamped at the foot of a hill not far from crawfish Springs.
Toward this bush he crept, but like a crawfish, feet foremost.
1620s, generally dismissed by British etymologists as a 19c. American English variant of crayfish, but perhaps it existed in Middle English. Also in 19c. American English as a verb, "to back out," in reference to the creature's movements.
To renege; retreat; back out: He started to crawfish when he realized who the competition was (1842+)