par-tan

partan

[pahr-tn]
noun Scot.
a crab.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic: crab

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partan (ˈpɑːtən, (Scot) ˈpartən)
 
n
crab a Scot word for crab
 
[C15: of Celtic origin]

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