Definition of Pea crab

1. Noun. Tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks.

Generic synonyms: Crab
Group relationships: Genus Pinnotheres, Pinnotheres
Specialized synonyms: Oyster Crab, Pinnotheres Ostreum



Definition of Pea crab

1. Noun. A crab of the genus ''Pinnotheres''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pea Crab

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pe-tsai
pea
pea-chick
pea-green
pea-nut
pea-nuts
pea-shooter
pea-souper
pea-soupers
pea-time
pea-times
pea bean
pea coat
pea coats
pea crab (current term)
pea crabs
pea family
pea flour
pea green
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pea plant
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pea pods
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pea soup
pea tree
pea weevil
peaberries

Literary usage of Pea crab

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1835)
"History of the Lobster, the mode of casting its Skin, its Parasite— History of the Land-crab—History of the Hermit-crab—History of the Pea-crab. ..."

2. Scientific Opinion: A Weekly Record of Scientific Progress at Home & Abroad (1870)
"Among these Crustacean free-boarders one of the most interesting, though one of the least, is that tiny crab, the pea-crab, which lives in mussel-shells, ..."

3. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1881)
"Whether tlio pea crab lives at the expense of the mollusk, and sucks its juices ... The friendship of the pea crab and the pinna is of course as fabulous as ..."

4. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"Whether the pea crab lives at the expense of the mollusk, and sucks its juices, ... The friendship of the pea crab and the pinna is of course as fabulous as ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1789)
"'The pea-crab is at certain ... are in general found bedded, or from tht communication with the pea-crab. I rather am inclined to think it ..."

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