pagurus

noun
pa·gu·rus | \ -rəs \

Definition of pagurus 

1 capitalized : a large cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Paguridae) of hermit crabs

2 plural -es : kaburi

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History and Etymology for pagurus

New Latin, from Latin, crab, from Greek pagouros, from pagos rock + -uros -urus; akin to Greek pēgnynai to fix, fasten

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