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any of a genus (Callinectes) of crabs, esp. a blue-legged, edible swimming species (C. sapidus) of the Atlantic coast of North America
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An edible, bluish swimming crab (Callinectes sapidus) that has a wide distribution along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.