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soft-shell crab

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  1. soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crabnoun

    freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

  2. soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crabnoun

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


  1. soft-shell crab

    A soft-shell crab is a type of crab that has recently molted its old exoskeleton and is still soft, making it suitable for consumption. The term does not refer to a specific species, but rather the stage in a crab's life cycle when the new growing shell has not yet hardened. The entire crab can be eaten, shell and all. Soft-shell crabs are a seafood delicacy, particularly in the cuisines of the Southern United States and East Asia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-shell crab in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-shell crab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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