from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marine crab before its shell has hardened after molting, especially the edible species (Callinectes sapidus) of eastern North America in this stage.
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- n. edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell
- n. freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible
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