Shore crab
Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. [1913 Webster]

Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{In shore}, near the shore. --Marryat.

{On shore}. See under {On}.

{Shore birds} (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore.

{Shore crab} (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as {Heterograpsus nudus} of California.

{Shore lark} (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark ({Otocoris alpestris}) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also {horned lark}.

{Shore plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover ({Esacus magnirostris}). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc.

{Shore teetan} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit ({Anthus obscurus}). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • shore crab — noun : any of numerous crabs living between the tidemarks: as a. : green crab b. : a spider crab of the genus Libinia common along the eastern coast of the United States c. : any of several grapsoid crabs of the western coast of No. America… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shore crab — noun A type of crab (Carcinus maenas) native to the coasts of Europe and North Africa. Syn: European green crab, European shore crab, green crab …   Wiktionary

  • shore crab — any of numerous crabs that live along the shoreline between the tidemarks, as Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab), of the Pacific coast of North America. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yellow shore crab — Taxobox name = Yellow shore crab image width = 240px image caption = Hemigrapsus oregonensis regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Purple shore crab — Taxobox name = Purple shore crab image width = 240px image caption = Hemigrapsus nudus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Smooth shore crab — Taxobox name = Smooth shore crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura familia = Varunidae genus = Cyclograpsus species = C. lavauxi binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Striped shore crab — Taxobox name = Striped shore crab image width = 240px image caption = Pachygrapsus crassipes regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda subordo = Pleocyemata infraordo = Brachyura familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Northern smooth shore crab — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum …   Wikipedia

  • Japanese shore crab — Taxobox | name = Japanese shore crab image width = 225px status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda infraordo = Brachyura familia = Varunidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • yellow shore crab — noun : a shore crab (Hemigrapsus oregonensis) of the Pacific coast that generally resembles the purple shore crab but is yellow or gray often with purplish brown or black spots, lacks red on the chelae, and has notably hairy legs …   Useful english dictionary

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