stone crab

noun

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

Examples of stone crab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t worry if stone crab season has passed: seafood and Southern-style dishes are available in town all year long. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2022 This package also comes with caviar and stone crab pairings along with Dom Pérignon glassware and ice buckets for a total cost of $10,000. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2021 But not every seafood market is feeling the stone crab pinch. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Mother’s Day wasn’t a concern for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which last summer created four new permanent rules aimed at protecting the state’s stone crab population after years of declining harvests. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Supplemental dishes available, such as stone crab claws ($10 a person). Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 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, 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, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of stone crab

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Stone crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stone%20crab. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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