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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the Brachyura, a group of crustaceans including the true crabs, characterized by a short abdomen concealed under the cephalothorax.
  • n. A member of the Brachyura.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to crabs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Brachyura.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the brachyurous crustaceans. Also brachyouran.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. typical crabs

Etymologies

From New Latin Brachyūra, suborder name : Greek brakhu-, brachy- + Greek ourā, tail; see -urous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the infraorder Brachyura (the true crabs). (Wiktionary)

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