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

  • n. An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) that has a wide distribution along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the common edible crab of the Atlantic coast of the United States (Callinectes hastatus).

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

  • n. bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
  • n. Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat

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