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blue crab

n.
An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) of coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

blue′ crab′


n.
an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, of the North American Atlantic coast, having a green shell and blue legs.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue crab - Atlantic crabblue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
Callinectes sapidus, blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
2.blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North Americablue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
Callinectes, genus Callinectes - New World blue crabs
blue crab - Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
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