stone crab
noun Date: 1709 a large brownish edible crab (Menippe mercenaria of the family Xanthidae) found on the southern coast of the United States and in the Caribbean area

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  • Stone crab — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone crab — may refer to:*The Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenarius *King crabs, crustaceans of the family Lithodidae …   Wikipedia

  • stone crab — stone′ crab n. ivt an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean: prized for the meat of its claws • Etymology: 1700–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • stone crab — ☆ stone crab n. a large, common, edible, dark bluish crab (Menippe mercenaria) found in the coastal mud flats of the SE U.S. and in the Caribbean …   English World dictionary

  • stone crab — noun 1. pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare • Hypernyms: ↑crab, ↑crabmeat • Part Holonyms: ↑Menippe mercenaria 2. large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida) •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone crab — noun a) The Florida stone crab. b) The king crab …   Wiktionary

  • stone crab — an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean, prized for the meat of its claws. [1700 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Florida stone crab — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Hairy stone crab — Taxobox | name = Hairy stone crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Malacostraca subclassis = Crustacea ordo = Decapoda infraordo = Anomura superfamilia = Lomisoidea superfamilia authority = Bouvier, 1895 familia = Lomisidae [The… …   Wikipedia

  • Joe's Stone Crab — Joe s Stone Crab, also known as Joe s Stone Crabs, is a high end restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. The restaurant was opened in 1913, by Joe Weiss.Waiting times are often several hours long, due to their having few reserved tables. [… …   Wikipedia

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