crabstone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crab +‎ stone.

Noun[edit]

crabstone (plural crabstones)

  1. A calcareous concretion found in the stomach of crabs and other crustaceans.
    • 1999, Mike Mitchell, translating HJC von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus, IV.8, Dedalus 2016, p. 303:
      [F]rom cadmium, gravel, crab-stones [transl. Krebsaugen], emery and talc I prepared a powder for whitening teeth, and from lye, copper, sal ammoniac and camphor a blue tincture for scurvy, stomatitis, toothache and sore eyes.

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