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shore crab

noun
1.
any of numerous crabs that live along the shoreline between the tidemarks, as Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab) of the Pacific coast of North America.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • On the west coast, the nemertean worm transferred to the green crab from a native shore crab.

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