crab·​meat ˈkrab-ˌmēt How to pronounce crabmeat (audio)
: the edible part of a crab

Examples of crabmeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fresh lump crabmeat: Opt for fresh crabmeat—not canned or imitation. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Also during the month of February, some a la carte specials will include spicy edamame for $7; the wonderwall hand roll with bay scallops, crispy onions and truffle oil for $11; and the HBK cut roll with yellowtail, imitation crabmeat and eel sauce for $22. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Other culinary specialties included homemade French bread, rockfish stuffed with crabmeat and Portuguese steak. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 10 Jan. 2024 Our crab and corn chowder is loaded with delicious seasonal flavors and plenty of sweet lump crabmeat and corn. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Gently fold in lemon juice, artichokes, crabmeat, mozzarella, and ⅔ cup of the Parmesan. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 30 Dec. 2023 Add crabmeat, cream, and seasonings: Gently stir in crabmeat, whipping cream, salt, Old Bay, and black pepper; cook, stirring often, until crab is heated through, about 4 minutes. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Gently combine crabmeat, mayonnaise, cilantro, basil, lime zest, salt, chili powder, and cayenne in a large bowl. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Aug. 2023 The regular Eggs Benedict substitutes the crabmeat for andouille sausage. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crabmeat was in 1876

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“Crabmeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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