hermit crab

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hermit crab

n.
Any of various decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea that have a soft asymmetrical abdomen and occupy the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.

hermit crab

n
(Animals) any small soft-bodied decapod crustacean of the genus Pagurus and related genera, living in and carrying about the empty shells of whelks or similar molluscs

her′mit crab`


n.
any of various crabs, esp. of the genera Pagurus and Eupagurus, that insert their soft, usu. coiled abdomen into the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermit crab - small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropodshermit crab - small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
genus Pagurus, Pagurus - type genus of the family Paguridae
Translations
poustevníček
eremitkrebs
erakkorapu
bernard l'ermitebernard-l’ermitebernard-l’hermitebernard-l'ermite
remeterák
einbúakrabbi
heremietkreeft
pustovníček
yalnızcıl yengeç

hermit crab

nEinsiedlerkrebs m

hermit crab

npaguro, bernardo l'eremita

hermit

(ˈhəːmit) noun
a person who lives alone, especially to devote himself to religion.
ˈhermitage (-tidʒ) noun
the place where a hermit lives.
hermit crab
a soft-bodied crab that inhabits the empty shells of other creatures.
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