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peek·y·toe crab(pĭk′ē-tō′, pēk′-)
A rock crab (Cancer irroratus) from New England prepared as food, often used in salads or appetizers.
[From Maine dialectal English picked toe, pointed toe (in reference to the sharp, pointed ends of the crab's legs).]
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