Definition of Stone crab

1. Noun. Pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare.

Group relationships: Menippe Mercenaria
Generic synonyms: Crab, Crabmeat

2. Noun. Large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida).
Exact synonyms: Menippe Mercenaria
Generic synonyms: Crab
Group relationships: Genus Menippe, Menippe

Definition of Stone crab

1. Noun. The Florida stone crab. ¹

2. Noun. The king crab. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stone Crab

stone bramble
stone brambles
stone breaker
stone cold
stone cold sober
stone colic
stone crab (current term)
stone cress
stone curlew
stone curlews
stone dead
stone deaf
stone drill
stone facing
stone fly
stone fox
stone frigate
stone fruit
stone fruits
stone life face
stone loach

Literary usage of Stone crab

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1. Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast by Chelle Koster Walton (2003)
"Sample Dixie-Florida fare: fried fresh fish, steamed shrimp in beer, frog legs, honey-fried crispy chicken, stone crab, Southern peanut butter pie (if you ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"... and one species of " stone crab," Menippe.8 ... and one, a "stone crab," Menippe, ..."

3. Florida: The Keys by Don Philpott (2002)
"... and delicious stone crab, all from local waters. stone crab are 'harvested' by local fishermen, who often remove only one of the crab's large claws. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1859)
"She vowed that a stone-crab had bitten her foot, and would neither move from the seat she had chosen, nor abandon the stone-crab belief, so she was gathered ..."

5. Miami & the Florida Keys Alive!by Lisa Simundson by Lisa Simundson (2001)
"... daily seafood salad and stone crab claws, and a super seafood basket with fish, stuffed fish, scallops, oysters, conch, shrimp and stone crab. ..."

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