Diogenes crab

noun Di·og·e·nes crab \dīˈäjə(ˌ)nēz-\

Definition of Diogenes crab

  1. :  a terrestrial hermit crab (Cenobita diogenes) abundant in the West Indies and destructive to crops

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Origin and Etymology of diogenes crab

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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