Definition of ocypode
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 plural -s : any crab of the genus Ocypode
ocypodian\¦äsə¦pōdēən\ adjective or noun
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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
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