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green crab

a yellowish-green crab, Carcinides maenas, common in shallow waters along rocky shores.
Origin of green crab
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dorothy stooped to get a drink and discovered in the water a green crab, about as big as her hand.

    Glinda of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • A wee crab, a green crab, waddled crookedly forth to examine with interest the thirty toes dangling into his private pool.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • A green crab with malignant red eyes sticks deep its grinning claws in Stephen's heart.

    Ulysses James Joyce

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