stone crab


Definition of stone crab

: a large brownish edible crab (Menippe mercenaria of the family Xanthidae) found on the southern coast of the U.S. and in the Caribbean area

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Recent Examples on the Web Supplemental dishes available, such as stone crab claws ($10 a person). Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Easter 2021: Brunch and dinner, for takeout and dining in, at Milwaukee-area restaurants," 24 Mar. 2021 Ardent Carbone fans will recognize menu favorites with subtle updates like stone crab from the raw bar or coconut-lime confections for a local touch. Taylor Stoddard, Forbes, "Major Food Group Opens Carbone Miami With Overwhelming Popularity, And Rapid Expansion Plans To-Follow," 18 Mar. 2021 Being surrounded by fishing grounds, the Keys are a superb place to eat fresh seafood — classic catch includes yellowtail, grouper, mutton, snapper, mahi-mahi, spiny lobster, and stone crab. Tracey Minkin, Travel + Leisure, "Florida Keys Travel Guide," 2 Mar. 2021 The strong landings come despite new restrictions imposed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aimed at protecting the stone crab population after years of declining harvests. Chris Perkins,, "One month into stone crab season, there’s good news from the docks and markets," 19 Nov. 2020 An expanded seafood department will offer Florida Keys lobster, Florida stone crab and shrimp. Ron Hurtibise,, "Winn Dixie will replace Earth Fare in Boynton Beach. Here’s the rundown on vacant groceries in South Florida.," 6 Nov. 2020 This time of year, the state’s signature stone crab claws are in season. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Online Seafood Buying Guide: Where the Chefs Shop," 10 Dec. 2020 The primary target from Georgia through Florida is the Florida stone crab. Popular Science, "14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean," 19 Oct. 2020 For the indecisive, there’s the Chilled Seafood Platter with a selection of lobster, shrimp, stone crab, oysters, clams and ceviche over shaved ice for either two or four people for market price. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Remember Jimbo’s Sandbar in Hollywood? Now it’s Tiki Tiki.," 30 Oct. 2020

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1709, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Stone crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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