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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!Fish and seafoodSea fishFreshwater fishSea creaturesSea fish

crab noun [C or U] (DISEASE)

crabs [plural] (also crab lice) small insects that can live in the hair around the sex organsInsect names
(Definition of crab from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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