shelligs

noun

shel·​ligs
ˈsheligz
plural shelligs
: a large green crab (Callinectes ornatus) brightly marked with yellow, white, and red living in moderately deep water from New Jersey to Brazil

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“Shelligs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelligs. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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