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land crab

n.
Any of various terrestrial crabs of the family Gecarcinidae of tropical regions, having a large squarish body.
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land crab

n
(Animals) any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
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