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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.
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blue′ crab′


n.
an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, of the North American Atlantic coast, having a green shell and blue legs.
[1880–85]
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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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