pagurus

noun

pa·​gu·​rus
-rəs
1
capitalized : a large cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Paguridae) of hermit crabs
2
plural -es : kaburi

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Pagurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pagurus. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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