Definitions for soft-shell crab

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

soft′-shell` crab′(n.)

  1. a crab, esp. the blue crab, that has recently molted and therefore has a soft, edible shell.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of soft-shell crab:

1835–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab(noun)

    freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

  2. soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab(noun)

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

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