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crabeater

[krab-ee-ter] /ˈkræbˌi tər/
noun
1.
any of various animals that feed on crabs, as the cobia.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; crab1 + eater
Related forms
crabeating, noun, adjective
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  • Their distribution overlaps that of a primary prey species, crabeater seals.
  • The crabeater seals teeth are designed to help filter krill from the water.
  • crabeater seals use complex teeth to sift small krill out of the water.
  • There is currently no reliable estimate of the abundance of crabeater seals.

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