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

Definition of crabmeat

: the edible part of a crab

Examples of crabmeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a special treat, fold in jumbo lump crabmeat or, for a more economical version, try cod or salmon. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "These scallop cakes make the most of leftover or frozen seafood, no filler needed," 29 Nov. 2019 In medium bow, stir together crabmeat, cream cheese, red pepper, cucumber, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper until well mixed. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Keto-Friendly Crab Salad-Stuffed Avocado," 25 Sep. 2019 If fresh crabmeat is not available, use frozen (thaw it and squeeze out any extra liquid so your salad won't be soggy). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Keto-Friendly Crab Salad-Stuffed Avocado," 25 Sep. 2019 Seafood: There’s an ocean full of fresh, chilled and frozen fish listed, including bass, swordfish, lobster, tilapia, tuna, sardines, caviar, crabs, crabmeat, eel, oysters, scallops, shrimp and fish sticks. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "When new, higher tariffs are scheduled to start on Chinese imports and what may cost more," 23 Aug. 2019 Relying heavily on seafood with strong parallels to Cajun cuisine, menu highlights include Cornmeal Fried Florida Soft-Shell Crab and Golden Tilefish with sweet corn and crabmeat chowder featuring mussels, thyme, and pea tendrils. al, "Take a culinary tour of the world in Crestline Village," 22 Aug. 2019 All in all, the crabmeat involved in the five-year-long bait-and-switch amounted to a wholesale value of $4.3 million. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A seafood company pleaded guilty to passing off 183 tons of foreign crab meat as American blue crab," 23 July 2019 Consider these options as well: rye, roast beef and horseradish; dinner rolls, lump crabmeat and whole-grain mustard; ciabatta, olive oil, jamon and Manchego. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "The tea sandwich has returned, and it's modern and creative," 16 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of crabmeat

1876, in the meaning defined above

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11 Dec 2019

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“Crabmeat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of crabmeat

: the meat of a crab eaten as food

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