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"crab" in British English

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crabnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kræb/

crab noun [C or U] (SEA CREATURE)

B2 a ​seacreature with five ​pairs of ​legs and a round, ​flatbodycovered by a ​shell, or ​itsflesheaten as ​food: We ​walked along the ​beachcollectingsmall 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) smallinsects that can ​live in the ​hair around the ​sexorgans
(Definition of crab from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crabnoun [C/U]

 us   /kræb/
a ​seaanimal that has five ​pairs of ​legs and a round, ​flatbodycovered by a ​shell, or ​itsflesheaten as ​food
(Definition of crab from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crab”
in Korean 게…
in Arabic سَرَطان البَحْر…
in Malaysian ketam…
in French crabe…
in Russian краб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海洋生物, 蟹,螃蟹, 蟹肉…
in Italian granchio…
in Turkish yengeç…
in Polish krab…
in Spanish cangrejo…
in Vietnamese con cua…
in Portuguese caranguejo, siri…
in Thai ปู…
in German der Krebs…
in Catalan cranc…
in Japanese カニ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海洋生物, 蟹,螃蟹, 蟹肉…
in Indonesian kepiting…
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