giant crab

noun

Definition of giant crab

1 : a Japanese deep-sea edible spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) that measures about a foot across the shell and has legs many feet in length
2 : an immense Australian edible sea crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas) that attains a weight of 30 pounds and has the large claw 17 inches in length

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“Giant crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giant%20crab. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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