green crab


Definition of green crab

: a nearly cosmopolitan edible crab (Carcinus maenas) found along shores chiefly in the intertidal zone

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First Known Use of green crab

1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Green crab.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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