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soft-shell crab

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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.

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

  • 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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