Pagurian
Pagurian Pa*gu"ri*an, n. [L. pagurus a kind of crab, Gr. pa`goyros.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a tribe of anomuran crustaceans, of which {Pagurus} is a type; the hermit crab. See {Hermit crab}, under {Hermit}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pagurian — /pəˈgjuriən/ (say puh gyoohreeuhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the hermit crab family Paguridae, especially aquatic hermit crabs with short antennules. –noun 2. a pagurian crab. {New Latin Pagurus, the typical genus (from Greek pagouros …   Australian English dictionary

  • pagurian — /peuh gyoor ee euhn/, n. 1. a hermit crab, esp. of the genus Pagurus. adj. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab. [1830 40; < NL Pagur(us) the type genus (L: crab < Gk págouros, equiv. to pág(os) rock, something hard + our(á) tail + …   Universalium

  • pagurian — pa·gu·ri·an …   English syllables

  • pagurian —   a.,n. (crab) belonging to hermit crab family.    ♦ pagurid, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pagurian — pəˈgyu̇rēən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Pagurus + English ian : a hermit crab of the genus Pagurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • pagurid — /peuh gyoor id, pag yeuh rid/, n. a pagurian. [1890 95; < NL Paguridae name of the family < Pagur(us) (see PAGURIAN) + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • pagurid — /peuh gyoor id, pag yeuh rid/, n. a pagurian. [1890 95; < NL Paguridae name of the family < Pagur(us) (see PAGURIAN) + idae ID2] …   Useful english dictionary

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