Definition of Giant crab

1. Noun. Very large deep-water Japanese crab.

Exact synonyms: Macrocheira Kaempferi
Generic synonyms: Spider Crab
Group relationships: Genus Macrocheira, Macrocheira

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Crab

giant cell pneumonia
giant cell sarcoma
giant cell thyroiditis
giant cell tumour
giant cell tumour of bone
giant cell tumour of tendon sheath
giant cell tumours
giant chinkapin
giant clam
giant cockroach
giant conch
giant coreopsis
giant crab (current term)
giant drusen
giant eland
giant fern
giant fir
giant follicular lymphoblastoma
giant follicular thyroiditis
giant forest hog
giant foxtail
giant frog
giant frogs
giant fulmar
giant garlic
giant gastric folds
giant granadilla

Literary usage of Giant crab

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philippine Folk Tales by Cook Cole, Mabel Cook Cole (1916)
"1A somewhat similar belief that a giant crab is responsible for the tides is widespread throughout Malaysia. The Batak of Palawan now believe, ..."

2. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"In spite of their prominence and the fear which they arouse there are few accurate data regarding these American tarantulas. It has 8. The giant crab-spider ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"They vary in size from the giant crab of Japan, which is about 18 inches long and 12 inches across the disc, but often has legs over 3 feet in length, ..."

4. Animal Euthanasia: Bibliography, January 1990-November 1997 edited by Michael D. Kreger (1999)
"... aqui-s bath; xylazine hydrochloride injection; ketamine-hydrochloride injection Abstract: Trials were conducted on the Australian giant crab ..."

5. Animal Studies: A Text-book of Elementary Zoology for Use in High Schools by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Harold Heath (1903)
"... connection it is interesting to note that the giant crab of Japan, the largest crustacean, being upward of twenty feet from tip to tip of the legs, ..."

6. Animals: A Text-book of Zoology by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Harold Heath (1905)
"... connection it is interesting to note that the giant crab of Japan, the largest crustacean, being upward of twenty feet from tip to tip of the legs, ..."

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