lady crab


lady crab
a brightly speckled swimming crab, Ovalipes ocellatus, of sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. Also called calico crab.
[1880-85]

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  • Lady crab — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lady crab — Taxobox name = Lady crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda infraordo = Brachyura familia = Portunidae genus = Ovalipes species = O. ocellatus binomial = Ovalipes ocellatus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • lady crab — noun brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States • Syn: ↑American lady crab, ↑calico crab, ↑Ovalipes ocellatus • Hypernyms: ↑swimming crab • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovalipes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady crab — Velvet Vel vet, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See {Wool}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American lady crab — noun brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States • Syn: ↑lady crab, ↑calico crab, ↑Ovalipes ocellatus • Hypernyms: ↑swimming crab • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovalipes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • English lady crab — noun crab of the English coasts • Syn: ↑Portunus puber • Hypernyms: ↑swimming crab • Member Holonyms: ↑Portunus, ↑genus Portunus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lady — La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who looks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lady altar — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lady chapel — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lady court — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English