Definition of Lady crab

1. Noun. Brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Exact synonyms: American Lady Crab, Calico Crab, Ovalipes Ocellatus
Generic synonyms: Swimming Crab
Group relationships: Genus Ovalipes, Ovalipes



Definition of Lady crab

1. Noun. Any of various crabs known for their elegant appearance or colouring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady Crab

lady-bug
lady-bugs
lady-in-waiting
lady-killer
lady-killers
lady-killing
lady-of-the-night
lady-slipper
lady abbess
lady abbesses
lady beetle
lady beetles
lady boy
lady boys
lady chapel
lady crab (current term)
lady crabs
lady fern
lady friend
lady friends
lady gardens
lady killer
lady killers
lady of pleasure
lady of the house
lady or tiger

Literary usage of Lady crab

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"I first found this nemertean on the gills of the lady crab at North Dennis, Mass., situated on Massachusetts Bay, Aug. 6, 1898, and have since found it ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"THE DANCE OF THE lady crab. BY T. II. MORGAN. ABOUT the 12th of September, 1888, there was brought into the laboratory of the United States Fish Commission ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"THE DANCE OF THE lady crab. BY TH MORGAN. ABOUT the 12th of September, 1888, there v the laboratory of the United States Fish Commission a : specimen of the ..."

4. Report Upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound and Adjacent Waters by Addison Emery Verrill (1874)
"Occasionally we meet with a specimen of Carcinus granulatus, but this is not its favorite abode; but the u lady-crab" or "sand-crab," ..."

5. Sea Stories for Wonder Eyes by A. S. Hardy (1904)
"This time it was of a pretty lady crab or Sand Crab. ... If danger approaches our lady crab quickly disappears beneath the sand. ..."

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