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green crab

  1. a yellowish-green crab, Carcinides maenas, common in shallow waters along rocky shores.
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Origin of green crab

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • In the little hollows between rocks a rock-crab or a green-crab may be found on guard.

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