Diogenes crab


Di·​og·​e·​nes crab
: a terrestrial hermit crab (Cenobita diogenes) abundant in the West Indies and destructive to crops

Word History


so called from its habit of living in an empty shell as Diogenes is reputed to have lived in a tub

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“Diogenes crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diogenes%20crab. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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