from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A marine crab before its shell has hardened after molting, especially a blue crab in this stage. Soft-shell crabs can be cooked and eaten whole.
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- noun edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell
- noun freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible
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