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An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) of coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
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an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, of the North American Atlantic coast, having a green shell and blue legs.
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|Noun||1.||blue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat|
|2.||blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America|
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
blue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
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