pea crab

noun

Definition of pea crab

: a minute commensal crab of the family Pinnotheridae living in bivalve mollusks especially : a European crab (Pinnotheres pisum) found in mussels and cockles and regarded as a great delicacy — compare oyster crab

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“Pea crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pea%20crab. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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