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cray1

noun a type of marine crustacean; crayfish.
Contributor's comments: Also means a twenty dollar bill.

Contributor's comments: The cray (pl. crays) have been caught by Tasmania's coastal fishermen for many years. They are actually a lobster. Tasmania also has a freshwater crayfish (rare).
cray2

a twenty dollar note.
crayfish1

noun (plural crayfishes; crayfish)
any of various large, edible marine, stalk-eyed decapod crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, with large claws and a hard red carapace. Compare lobster.

Contributor's comments: Also called a "crawchie" at Ilfracombe [Qld] 1950's, possibly still.

Contributor's comments: Crayfish is called a craw bob [near Tamworth, NSW].

Contributor's comments: Used in WA for saltwater lobsters.
crayfish2

noun (plural crayfishes; crayfish)
an Australian freshwater crustacean of the genus Cherax. Compare clawchie, crawchie, craydab, jilgie, lobby, lobster, marron, yabby.

Contributor's comments: Also called a "crawchie" at Ilfracombe [Qld] 1950's, possibly still.

Contributor's comments: Crayfish is called a craw bob [near Tamworth, NSW].

Contributor's comments: Used in WA for saltwater lobsters.
crayfish3

noun twenty dollar note: Can you spare a couple of crays till pay day. Also, cray.

Contributor's comments: Slang for a twenty dollar note in Victoria particularly Melbourne and Gippsland used by tradesmen when asking for payment by cash. eg "Sling me a couple of crayfish."