black land crab

noun

Definition of black land crab

: a large active burrowing land crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) that is widely distributed on the Caribbean islands and the northern coast of South America

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“Black land crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20land%20crab. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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