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stone crab

n.
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.

stone′ crab`


n.
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.
[1700–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stone crab - pale flesh with delicate texture and flavorstone 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)
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
2.stone crab - large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)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
genus Menippe, Menippe - stone crabs
stone crab - pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare
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They shared a meal at Joe's Stone Crab and playfully took photos at the popular restaurant together.
The manager of Joe's Stone Crab told an insider that he asked Rodman to leave or else he will be forced to leave and the 52-year-old retired basketball player tried to hail a cab outside, where three or four refused to stop for him, adding that he looked like a total mess.
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