frog crab

noun

: any of numerous crabs constituting the family Raninidae, having an elongated carapace, flattened legs, and a stance like that of a frog, and being widely distributed in shallow or moderately deep tropical seas

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frog crab was in 1876

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“Frog crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frog%20crab. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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