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land crab

noun
1.
any of several crabs, especially of the family Gecarcinidae, that live chiefly upon land, returning to the sea to breed.
Origin of land crab
1630-1640
1630-40
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  • Traces of two hearths, seen as ash stains mixed with land crab claws and other food remains, were also discovered.
  • Ant birds keep guard over a bustling ant highway, and a land crab scuttles out of the way of our plodding feet.
  • Strangest of all, a small red land crab also raids the pitchers for food.
British Dictionary definitions for land crab

land crab

noun
1.
any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
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