blue crab definition

  • noun:
    • An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) who has a wide distribution along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the united states.
    • bluish delicious crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of united states
    • Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat
  • adjective:
    • the most popular edible crab for the Atlantic shore of the usa (Callinectes hastatus).

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