noun ocyp·o·de \-dē\

Definition of ocypode

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Ocypodidae) of square-bodied, long-legged, and swift-running crabs that are related to the fiddler crabs and live in holes in the sand along the seashore

  2. 2 plural -s :  any crab of the genus Ocypode


\¦äsə¦pōdēən\ adjective or noun


\ōˈsipəˌdȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ocypode

New Latin, irregular from Greek ōkypod-, ōkypous swift-footed, from ōkys swift + pod-, pous foot; akin to Latin ocior swifter, Sanskrit āśu swift, and perhaps to Latin acer sharp — more at edge, foot

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to cast off or become cast off

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