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English noun: horseshoe crab

1. horseshoe crab (animal) large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse


Synonymsking crab, Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus


Broader (hypernym)arthropod


Member meronymgenus Limulus, Limulus









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