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Definition of the noun blue crab

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  1. Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic words: crab / crabmeat = the edible flesh of any of various crabs
    • part of: Callinectes sapidus = bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
  2. bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America


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Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Also called Atlantic blue crab, blue manna crab, sand crab blue Dorset England A white, crumbly, blue cheese from Dorset witha brown, crusty rind made with skimmed cows'milk.It has a strong flavour similar to Stilton. The blue mould is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Blue crab is the most prolific species on the East Coast of the United States, ranging from 31⁄2 inches to 51⁄2 inches in size. These crabs turn red when cooked.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

blue crab An edible crustacean of the order Decapoda. The name is most often used for the Callinectes sapidus or C.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

blue crab Callinectes sapidus Blue crabs are native to the western Atlantic ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)is very popular in the United States. Usually between 6 and 8 inches wide, it thrives ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2014)

Blue crab Dungeness crab King crab or 'red' king crab Brown or deep water king crab Southern king crab Snow crab Spider crab, thomback crab Stone crab Swimming crab, mud crab, shore crab, velvet crab East Coast USA and S America, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

rugosus SL R R Infraorder Brachyura, family Gecarcinidae Red crab Gecarcoidea natalis RF W A Purple crab Gecarcoidea lalandii RF W R Blue crab Discoplax hirtipes FS R C Brown crab Epigrapsus politus SL R R Infraorder Brachyura, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

blue claw The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus); also called the blue-clawed crab. blue laws Blue laws usually means excessive Never-on- Sunday moral laws. The expression may take its name from a ...

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