: an immature female blue crab

Examples of she-crab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local legend traces the origin of Charleston's iconic she-crab soup to a presidential dinner served at the home of Mayor Rhett in the early 1900s. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023 Led by Brandon and Katherine Rushing, the restaurant’s dinner menu features items like tomato pie, shrimp and grits, and she-crab soup. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2023 The dining scene, of course, spotlights Southern cuisine, with fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, hush puppies, and she-crab soup as staples. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 12 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of she-crab was in 1967

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“She-crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/she-crab. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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