from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea that have a soft asymmetrical abdomen and occupy the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A crab of the family Paguridæ (which see).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A type of
crabspecies which salvages empty seashellsor other portable objects to permanently shelter and protect their soft abdomens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
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