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blue crab

noun
1.
an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, having a dark green body and bluish legs, found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for blue crab
  • Chesapeake watermen fear blue crab not coming back.
  • The lake is used mainly for fishing and aquaculture, which includes a large blue crab operation.
  • There really is a lady and she really does make fresh handmade cakes from blue crab scooped up daily from the inlet.
  • Dinner might start with griddled blue crab and corn cakes and move on to hazelnut crusted tilapia with spaghetti squash.
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  • Stone crabs may also eat other bivalves and crustaceans such as blue crab.

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