Definition of Jonah crab

1. Noun. Large red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America.

Exact synonyms: Cancer Borealis
Generic synonyms: Crab
Group relationships: Cancer, Genus Cancer



Definition of Jonah crab

1. Noun. ''Cancer borealis'', a strong-clawed crab found on the Atlantic coast of North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jonah Crab

Jolliet
Jolly
Jolly's reaction
Jolly Roger
Jolly Rogers
Jolly bodies
Jolson
Jolyon
Jomada I
Jomada II
Jominian
Jomo Kenyata
Jon
Jon.
Jonah
Jonah crab (current term)
Jonah crabs
Jonas
Jonas Edward Salk
Jonas Salk
Jonathan
Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Trumbull
Jonathon
Jones
Jones' penstemon
Jones' test
Jones reducer
Jonesboro

Literary usage of Jonah crab

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Jonah crab, a crab of southern New England (Cancer borealis) related to the common edible species, but more robust and with a thicker, harder shell. ..."

2. Sand Dunes and Salt Marshes by Charles Wendell Townsend (1913)
"This is the Jonah crab, the origin of whose suggestive name is to me unknown. The sea-urchin, lover of rocky bottoms, ..."

3. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The northern or Jonah crab. Similar to the preceding but larger, with a more convex and much rougher carapace; color brick red: Labrador to Connecticut, ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"An indefinite general name for a variety of crabs customarily living on rocky bottoms, as, along the New England coast, the Jonah crab. ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke (2003)
"... ginger-cilantro eggplant "caviar," Jonah crab, sweet corn and avocado salad with pepper coulis, and marinated grilled quail on mushroom mango salad. ..."

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