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coconut crab

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Definition of coconut crab in English:

noun

Another term for robber crab.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

so named because it climbs trees to reach coconuts.

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