Definition of blue crab in English:

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blue crab


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A large edible swimming crab of the Atlantic coast of North America.
  • Callinectes sapidus, family Portunidae.
Example sentences
  • Medium-sized terrapins still relied on small snails but apportioned more of their diet among large snails, blue crabs, and fiddler crabs.
  • After these choices come the king crab, blue crab and rock lobster, and you are almost half way through the menu!
  • After an indecently large plateful of oysters it was into the grilled blue crab and rock lobsters, which I must say were particularly good.

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