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robber crab

noun
  1. a terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of the Indo-Pacific region, known for its habit of climbing coconut palms to feed on the nuts
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  • Probably the most interesting of them all is the great Robber-crab, which is found on certain islands of the Pacific.

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