lady crab

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lady crab (plural lady crabs)

  1. Any of various crabs known for their elegant appearance or colouring.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 16:
      I used to catch lady-crabs in the pools and under the rocks. I don't know why they are called lady-crabs. They are male and female like all the other creatures in the world.