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A large crab (Menippe mercenaria) whose claws are harvested for food. It is found in Atlantic coastal waters of the southern United States, Mexico, and some Caribbean islands.
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an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean: prized for the meat of its claws.
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|Noun||1.||stone crab - pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare|
Menippe mercenaria, stone crab - large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)
|2.||stone crab - large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)|
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
stone crab - pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare
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