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coconut crab

noun
1.
a large, terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of islands in the South Pacific, that feeds on coconuts.
Also called palm crab, purse crab, tree crab.
Origin of coconut crab
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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