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shore crab

Syllabification: shore crab

Definition of shore crab in English:

noun

A crab that inhabits the seashore and shallow waters.
  • Several species, in particular the dark green common shore crab (Carcinus maenas, family Carcinidae) of Europe
Example sentences
  • This one moved with startling speed to capture a shore crab that was walking across the stone wall of a slipway.
  • The shore crab is not alone on and in the vicinity of European shores.
  • Common lobsters, edible crabs, velvet swimming crabs, shore crabs and hermit crabs were common.

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