soft-shell crab

Definitions of soft-shell crab
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n freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

Synonyms:
soft-shelled crab
Type of:
crab, crabmeat
the edible flesh of any of various crabs

n edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell

Synonyms:
soft-shelled crab
Type of:
crab
decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers

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