chevalier crab

noun
cheva·​lier crab | \ ¦shevə¦li(ə)r-, -liə- \

Definition of chevalier crab

: a swift-running seacoast crab (genus Ocypode)

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History and Etymology for chevalier crab

so called from its rapid pace

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“Chevalier crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevalier%20crab. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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