Mud crab
Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster]

{Mud bass} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish ({Acantharchum pomotis} or {Acantharchus pomotis}) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note.

{Mud bath}, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease.

{Mud boat}, a large flatboat used in dredging.

{Mud cat}. See {mud cat} in the vocabulary.

{Mud crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine crabs of the genus {Panopeus}.

{Mud dab} (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See {Flounder}, and {Dab}.

{Mud dauber} (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the {mud-dauber}.

{Mud devil} (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender.

{Mud drum} (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal.

{Mud eel} (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian ({Siren lacertina}), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See {Siren}.

{Mud frog} (Zo["o]l.), a European frog ({Pelobates fuscus}).

{Mud hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American coot ({Fulica Americana}). (b) The clapper rail.

{Mud lark}, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud. [Slang]

{Mud minnow} (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish of the genus {Umbra}, as {Umbra limi}. The genus is allied to the pickerels.

{Mud plug}, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.

{Mud puppy} (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.

{Mud scow}, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat. [U.S.]

{Mud turtle}, {Mud tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.

{Mud wasp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to {Pep[ae]us}, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also {mud dauber}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mud crab — may refer to any crab that lives in or near mud, such as: Scylla serrata, also called mangrove crab and black crab. Scylla tranquebarica, another variety of the mangrove crab. Scylla paramamosain Members of the family Panopeidae, such as the… …   Wikipedia

  • mud crab — mud crab mud crab , n. A crab of the genus {Panop[oe]us} (also written {Panopeus}). [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mud-crab — mud crab mud crab , n. A crab of the genus {Panop[oe]us} (also written {Panopeus}). [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mud crab — /ˈmʌd kræb/ (say mud krab) noun a large edible crab, Scylla serrata, inhabiting mangrove regions of the coastline of northern WA, NT, Qld and NSW. Also, mudcrab; Colloquial, muddie …   Australian English dictionary

  • mud crab — noun 1. : any of numerous marine crabs (family Xanthidae) dwelling on muddy bottoms; especially : one of a widely distributed genus (Panopeus) found along both coasts of No. and So. America and near western Africa 2. : yellow shore crab …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud crab — noun Any of various crabs that live in or near mud …   Wiktionary

  • Tunnelling mud crab — Taxobox name = Tunnelling mud crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura familia = Varunidae genus = Austrohelice species = A. crassa… …   Wikipedia

  • White-tipped mud crab — Taxobox name = White tipped mud crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura superfamilia = Xanthoidea familia = Panopeidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Stalk-eyed mud crab — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: C …   Wikipedia

  • Mud — (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo[ o]l.), a fresh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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