crab·​meat | \ ˈkrab-ˌmēt How to pronounce crabmeat (audio) \

Definition of crabmeat

: the edible part of a crab

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Recent Examples on the Web Kornnawong tops hers with flakes of sublty sweet crabmeat. Soleil Ho,, "These spicy, smoky Isaan drinking snacks bring a thrilling new element to S.F.'s Thai scene," 19 Nov. 2020 The Jazz Fest food booth was one of many ways Baquet sought to keep his family restaurant thriving through the years, serving crawfish bisque, gumbo and buttery trout covered in crabmeat to the festival crowds. Ian Mcnulty,, "With Treme restaurant for sale, Baquet family’s long history in New Orleans food is ending," 10 Nov. 2020 Fried pakoras made with chickpea batter encase local crabmeat. Beth D'addono,, "Plume Algiers serves regional Indian dishes," 7 Sep. 2020 Any of the soft roll sandwiches on the menu are great to bring along with you on your journey, though the combination seafood sandwich ($11.95) with bay shrimp and formidable chunks of crabmeat is the superlative experience. Janelle Bitker,, "11 San Francisco and Bay Area restaurants offering prime picnic options," 3 Sep. 2020 Selling crabmeat to supermarkets and restaurants is particularly profitable for the Eastern Shore plants. Thalia Juarez,, "As migrant crab pickers suffered from coronavirus on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, one worried about her future," 1 Sep. 2020 Pickled okra pods, lump blue crabmeat, and flounder fillets get the ceviche treatment in a dish meant for Gulf Coast summers. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, "What Is Ceviche?," 10 July 2020 Without the protection of the shell or other ingredients, frozen crabmeat loses its tender texture and becomes stringy. Julia Rutland, Southern Living, "Your Biggest Crab Cooking Questions Answered," 29 June 2020 Opt for real crabmeat rather than imitation products. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Keto-Friendly Crab Salad-Stuffed Avocado," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of crabmeat

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Crabmeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crabmeat

: the meat of a crab eaten as food

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