☆ a large, common, edible, dark-bluish crab (Menippe mercenaria) found in the coastal mud flats of the SE U.S. and in the Caribbean
A large crab (Menippe mercenaria) whose claws are harvested for food. It is found in Atlantic coastal waters of the southern United States, Mexico, and some Caribbean islands.
(plural stone crabs)
- The Florida stone crab.
- The king crab.