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Definition of hermit crab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hermit crab

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
Invertebrates
 
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a crab (= a sea creature with eight legs and, usually, a hard shell) that has no shell of its own and has to use the empty shells of other sea creatures See related entries: Invertebrates
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hermit crab