Gecarcinus

noun

Ge·​car·​ci·​nus
jēˈkärsᵊnəs
: the type genus of the family Gecarcinidae comprising the black crab and other land crabs of the West Indies and tropical western Africa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ge- + Greek karkinos crab

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“Gecarcinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gecarcinus. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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