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crab

(krab),
1. A crustacean, many varieties of which are edible.
2. An insect, the crab louse, Pthirus pubis.

crab

(krăb)
n.
1.
a. Any of various chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, having a hard carapace that covers a broad flattened cephalothorax with a small abdomen tucked beneath it, and an anterior pair of legs that are large and pincerlike.
b. Any of various similar decapod crustaceans, such as a hermit crab or a king crab.
c. Crabmeat.
2.
a. A crab louse.
b. crabs Slang Infestation by crab lice.

crab′ber n.

crab

a decapod CRUSTACEAN (suborder Brachyura) characterized by a large flattened, laterally expanded carapace below which the abdomen is curled forward.
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Pluck a Goodland apple from the tree and your mouth waters; bite into a tough crab apple and your lips will pucker like you're kissing grandma
Whitney Crab: large crab apple, lemon yellow skin tinged with red, flesh yellow, crisp; used for pickling and fresh; gets mealy in maturity, most popular of larger crabs.
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