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

Definition of crabmeat

: the edible part of a crab

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There are about 20 types of jook with add-ons, including crabmeat or oyster and mushroom. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 Though the custard features fresh crabmeat, the vegetables are the star here; even the egg is used primarily to bind them together. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Crab-And-Corn Custard And Corn Salad With Yellow-Tomato Vinaigrette," 17 Aug. 2016 Mix crabmeat, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg white, and lemon juice until just blended. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Take on a Classic Summertime Dish," 3 July 2014 To yolks, add crabmeat, mayonnaise, celery, zest and juice lemon, and Old Bay seasoning; mix. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Crabmeat Deviled Eggs," 14 May 2011 Here's a selection of everyday items that could be impacted: • Seafood, including trout, eels, salmon, tuna, swordfish, herrings, cod, catfish, crabmeat, squid, claims. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 2018 Among the items on the plantation’s menu were crabmeat casseroles, oyster gumbos and salmon mousse. Amanda Cargill, Smithsonian, "What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?," 3 July 2018 In this case that meant the likes of feather-light cakes of local Jonah crabmeat, bound with artichoke, and jacked up with tangy celeriac slaw. Alexandra Hall,, "At the heart of Woodfords Corner’s revival is this: ‘You don’t get very many opportunities in life to do what you really believe in’," 26 June 2018 Next is an alcapurria, a long, dark-brown oblong cylinder of green plantain and taro root (although the best and rarest ones are made with yucca) that’s stuffed with ground beef or crabmeat. Laia Garcia, Bon Appetit, "Home Is Where the Manteca Is: A Visit to Piñones in Puerto Rico," 6 June 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crabmeat

: the meat of a crab eaten as food

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