Cenobita Diogenes
Diogenes Di*og"e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster]

{Diogenes' crab} (Zo["o]l.), a species of terrestrial hermit crabs ({Cenobita Diogenes}), abundant in the West Indies and often destructive to crops.

{Diogenes' tub}, the tub which the philosopher Diogenes is said to have carried about with him as his house, in which he lived. [1913 Webster]


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  • Diogenes — Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.), a species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diogenes' crab — Diogenes Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diogenes' tub — Diogenes Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diogenes crab — dīˈäjə(ˌ)nēz noun Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: so called from its habit of living in an empty shell as Diogenes is reputed to have lived in a tub : a terrestrial hermit crab (Cenobita diogenes) abundant in the West Indies and… …   Useful english dictionary

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