spider crab

noun
any of various crabs of the family Majidae, having long, slender legs and a comparatively small, triangular body.

Origin:
1700–10

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spider crab
 
n
any of various crabs of the genera Macropodia, Libinia, etc, having a small triangular body and very long legs

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The antipasto of spider crab salad was shredded crabmeat replaced in its large red and white shell.
Only a few millimeters across, this prickly creature is a larval spider crab.
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