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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura; a crab.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the brachyurous crustaceans. Also brachyouran.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the Brachyura.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to crabs.

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

  • noun typical crabs

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Brachyūra, infraorder name : Greek brakhu-, brachy- + Greek ourā, tail; see –urous.]

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From the infraorder Brachyura (the true crabs).

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