Definition of Spider crab

1. Noun. Any of numerous crabs with very long legs and small triangular bodies.

Generic synonyms: Crab
Group relationships: Family Majidae, Majidae
Specialized synonyms: European Spider Crab, King Crab, Maja Squinado, Giant Crab, Macrocheira Kaempferi



Definition of Spider crab

1. Noun. Any of various species of crab of the family Majidae with long legs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider Crab

spiculigenous
spiculispongiae
spiculum
spide
spider
spider's web
spider's webs
spider-burst
spider-webby
spider angioma
spider angiomas
spider brake
spider cancer
spider cell
spider crab (current term)
spider fern
spider finger
spider flower
spider goat
spider haemangioma
spider hole
spider lilies
spider lily
spider mite
spider mole
spider monkey
spider monkeys
spider nevus
spider orchid

Literary usage of Spider crab

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"I. See spider crab. II. The common name of certain marine arachnids of the order ... spider crab ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The period is the small Four-horned Spider-crab (P$NZ tetraodon); one of great disadvantage to the crabs, not the little Pea-crab ..."

3. Essentials of Biology Presented in Problems: By George William Hunter by George William Hunter (1911)
"A deep-water crab often seen along Long Island Sound is the spider crab, ... This Giant spider crab from Japan. From photograph loaned by the American ..."

4. Essentials of Biology Presented in Problems: By George William Hunter by George William Hunter (1911)
"A deep-water crab often seen along Long Island Sound is the spider crab, ... This Giant spider crab from Japan. From photograph loaned by the American ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"... so much eaten ; the Slender Spider-crab or Slender-beaked Crab ... with very long spider-like legs and bright Slender Spider-crab ..."

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