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calico crab

noun
1.

lady crab

noun
1.
a brightly speckled swimming crab, Ovalipes ocellatus, of sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Also called calico crab.
Origin of lady crab
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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