from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of hermit-crabs of the family Paguridæ. The species have a soft tail and live in the shells of various mollusks. See cut under cancrisocial.
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- n. type genus of the family Paguridae
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D. KNOTTS: Yes, on decapods of the genera pagurus.
The full-grown common crab (_Cancer pagurus_) is of a reddish-brown colour, the claws tipped black; but some of the young are naturally of the purest white, which remains long unsullied.