edible crab

GC: n

S: FAO – http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/2627/en (last access: 26 July 2016); http://www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=161 (last access: 26 July 2016); http://www.imr.no/temasider/skalldyr/taskekrabbe/en (last access: 26 July 2016).

N: 1. edible (adj): 1590s, from Late Latin edibilis “eatable,” from Latin edere “to eat,” from PIE root *ed- “to eat” (source also of Sanskrit admi “I eat;” Greek edo “I eat;” Lithuanian edu “I eat;” Hittite edmi “I eat,” adanna “food;” Old Irish ithim “I eat;” Gothic itan, Old Swedish and Old English etan, Old High German essan “to eat;” Avestan ad- “to eat;” Armenian utem “I eat;” Old Church Slavonic jasti “to eat,” Russian jest “to eat”).
crab (n): crustacean, Old English crabba, from a general Germanic root (compare Dutch krab, Old High German krebiz, German Krabbe, Old Norse krabbi “crab”), related to Low German krabben, Dutch krabelen “to scratch, claw,” from PIE root *gerbh- “to scratch, carve”.
2. A large pinkish-brown European crab with black-tipped pincers, typically found in inshore waters and caught for food.
3. brown crab: Scientific name: Cancer pagurus. Also know as: Edible Crab.
Size: Up to 11 inches (27cm) across carapace
Distribution: Found throughout the North East Atlantic.
The brown crab is a large species of crab found all around the British Isles. It is extremely commercially valuable meaning that a significant fishery has built up to catch this species.
4. edible crab: trade name recommended by the “Comité de normalisation de la terminologie des pêches commerciales” and by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=edible+crab (last access: 26 July 2016). 2. OD – http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/edible-crab (last access: 26 July 2016). 3. http://britishseafishing.co.uk/brown-crab-2/ (last access: 26 July 2016). 4. TERMIUM PLUS – http://goo.gl/SZ6KKU (last access: 26 July 2016).

SYN: brown crab

S: http://britishseafishing.co.uk/brown-crab-2/ (last access: 26 July 2016)

CR: spider crab