soft-shell crab

noun
variants: or soft-shelled crab

Definition of soft-shell crab

: a crab that has recently shed its shell and has a very soft new one distinguished from hard-shell crab — see blue crab

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“Soft-shell crab.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft-shell%20crab. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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