from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The commonest edible crab of the United States, Callinectes hastatus, upon the carapace of which is traceable an outline like that of a woman's bust: extended to various other swimming-and sand-crabs, as Platyonychus ocellatus. See cut under Platyonychus.
  • n. See crab, 1.
  • n. In the Channel Islands, Portunus puber.


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