blue crab


noun

an edible crab, Callinectes sapidus, having a dark green body and bluish legs, found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.

Nearby words

  1. blue cod,
  2. blue cohosh,
  3. blue collar,
  4. blue comb,
  5. blue coral,
  6. blue crane,
  7. blue cross and blue shield,
  8. blue daisy,
  9. blue dandelion,
  10. blue dawn-flower

Origin of blue crab

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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