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edible crab

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Definition of edible crab in English:

noun

A large pinkish-brown European crab with black-tipped pincers, typically found in inshore waters and caught for food.
  • Cancer pagurus, family Cancridae
Example sentences
  • We found ten different species of nudibranch, as well as sea spiders, edible crabs, swimming crabs and sea hares.
  • Common lobsters, edible crabs, velvet swimming crabs, shore crabs and hermit crabs were common.
  • Other creatures you might find are velvet-backed swimming crabs, edible crabs, gobies and nudibranchs, and I once saw a cormorant chasing a school of panicking silver fish at 20m.

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