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stone crab

noun
1.
an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean, prized for the meat of its claws.
Origin of stone crab
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10
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