Peekytoe-crab Definition

pĭkē-tō, pēk-
noun
A rock crab (Cancer irroratus) from New England prepared as food, often used in salads or appetizers.
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Origin of Peekytoe-crab

  • From Maine dialectal English picked toe pointed toe (in reference to the sharp, pointed ends of the crab's legs)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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