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 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 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

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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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