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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large edible crab (Menippe mercenaria) found along the Atlantic coast of the southern United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Florida stone crab.
  • n. The king crab.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European spider crab (Lithodes maia)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any crab of the family Homolid├Ž.
  • n. A European crab, Lithodes maia.
  • n. A large, stout, edible crab of the Atlantic coast of the United States, Menippemercenaria.
  • n. The dobson or hellgrammite. See cut under sprawler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare
  • n. large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)

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