Definition of coconut crab in English:

coconut crab

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  • another term for robber crab.
    More 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.


so named because it climbs trees to reach coconuts.

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