Definition of coconut crab in English:
Another term for robber crab.
- One of the more notable recent invaders is the large coconut crab, a hermit crab restricted to islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
- You'll be happy to know that international cuisine features strongly, as well as local specialties including coconut crab and wild pigeon cooked island style in ground ovens.
- Though we were actually searching for coconut crabs, this encounter became a moment I will always remember amongst the other riches of this majestic island.
so named because it climbs trees to reach coconuts.
Definition of coconut crab in:
- US English dictionary
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