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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the genus Portunus or the family Portunidæ.
  • n. A crab of the family Portunidæ, as the common blue edible crab of the United States, Callinectes hastatus. See cut under paddle-crab.


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