from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a crab of the genus Calappa, which, when at rest with the legs retracted, resembles a box.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of a crab of the genus Calappa: so called from its resemblance when at rest to a box. See cut under Calappa.
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