any small, burrowing crab of the genus Uca, characterized by one greatly enlarged claw in the male.
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Origin of fiddler crab
An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of American coastal regions, the males of which have one of their anterior pincer-like claws very much enlarged
Word Origin for fiddler crab
C19: referring to the rapid fiddling movement of the enlarged anterior claw of the males, used to attract females
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