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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

having a soft, flexible, or fragile shell, as a crab that has recently molted; soft-shell animal, esp. a soft-shell crab

Usage examples (33)
  • We also picked up a soft-shell crab and two crab cakes.
  • Substitute 4 small, cleaned soft-shell crabs for the shrimp.
  • Another great summer dish is the pan-fried soft-shell crabs.
  • After all, he'd combined fresh asparagus and soft-shell crabs. for more
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