spider crab


noun

any of various crabs of the family Majidae, having long, slender legs and a comparatively small, triangular body.

Origin of spider crab

First recorded in 1700–10
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spider crab


noun

any of various crabs of the genera Macropodia, Libinia, etc, having a small triangular body and very long legs
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