partan

noun
par·​tan | \ ˈpärtᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of partan

: a European crab (Cancer pagurus) often used as food

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History and Etymology for partan

Middle English (Scots), of Celtic origin; akin to Scottish Gaelic partan crab

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“Partan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partan. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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