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crabeater

[krab-ee-ter] /ˈkræbˌi tər/
noun
1.
any of various animals that feed on crabs, as the cobia.
Origin of crabeater
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; crab1 + eater
Related forms
crabeating, noun, adjective
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  • To-day two seals, a Weddell and a crabeater, came close to the camp and were shot.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

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