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crab

noun [C or U] uk   /kræb/ us  

crab noun [C or U] (SEA CREATURE)

B2 a sea creature with five pairs of legs and a round, flat body covered by a shell, or its flesh eaten as food: We walked along the beach collecting small crabs. All the shops on the seafront had crab for sale. This crab meat/salad is delicious!

crab noun [C or U] (DISEASE)

crabs [plural] ( also crab lice) small insects that can live in the hair around the sex organs
Translations of “crab”
in Korean 게…
in Arabic سَرَطان البَحْر…
in French crabe…
in Turkish yengeç…
in Italian granchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海洋生物, 蟹,螃蟹, 蟹肉…
in Russian краб…
in Polish krab…
in Spanish cangrejo…
in Portuguese caranguejo, siri…
in German der Krebs…
in Catalan cranc…
in Japanese カニ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海洋生物, 蟹,螃蟹, 蟹肉…
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