land crab

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noun

any of several crabs, especially of the family Gecarcinidae, that live chiefly upon land, returning to the sea to breed.

Origin of land crab

First recorded in 1630–40
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land crab


noun

any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
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