Definition of Cancrine

1. a. Having the qualities of a crab; crablike.



Definition of Cancrine

1. Adjective. (rare) Of, or pertaining to crabs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cancrine

1. crab-wise [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cancrine

cancerless
cancerlike
cancerocidal
cancerogenic
cancerophobia
cancerostatic
cancerous
cancerously
cancerousness
cancers
cancerweed
cancha
canchas
cancra
cancriform
cancrine (current term)
cancrinite
cancrinites
cancrisilite
cancrivorous
cancroid
cancroids
cancrum
cancrum oris
candela
candelabra
candelabralike
candelabras
candelabrum
candelabrums

Literary usage of Cancrine

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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1842)
"Since then, besides the official report to the Minister of Finance, the Count de cancrine, 1 have submitted to His Imperial Majesty, a tabular view of all ..."

2. Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison: Based on His Journals and Letters with by Sir Archibald Geikie (1875)
"The Emperor, as cancrine had reminded me, had asked me to see him among his true Russians at Moscow. But this was not to take place for a fortnight, ..."

3. Eastern Europe and the Emperor Nicholas by Charles Frederick Henningsen (1846)
"cancrine is essentially the man of expedients, though he has always been considered by the emperor as a second Colbert. The fertility of his genius, ..."

4. Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison, Bart.; K. C. B., F. R. S.: Bart. ; K.C.B by Archibald Geikie (1875)
"The Emperor, as cancrine had reminded me, had asked me to see him among his true Russians at Moscow. But this was not to take place for a fortnight, ..."

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