lady crab


Definition of lady crab

1 : a brightly spotted swimming crab (Ovalipes ocellatus) that is very common on the sandy shores of the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2 : a crab (Portunus puber) of the English coasts that is closely related and similar to the American lady crab

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First Known Use of lady crab

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lady crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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