crabbe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English crabba, from Proto-Germanic *krabbô.

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Noun[edit]

crabbe (plural crabbes or crabben)

  1. crab (kind of crustacean)
  2. A crayfish, lobster or similar crustacean.
  3. (astronomy) Cancer (constellation)
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  • English: crab
  • Scots: crab, craib
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of Germanic origin, plausibly from North Germanic, cognate with Swedish dialect scrabba.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkrab(ə)/, /ˈskrab(ə)/

Noun[edit]

crabbe (plural crabbes or crabben)

  1. A crabapple tree.
  2. A crabapple fruit.
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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse krabbi.

Noun[edit]

crabbe f (plural crabbes)

  1. (Guernsey) crab