Horseshoe Crab Definition

noun
Any of an order (Xiphosura, class Merostomata) of sea arthropods shaped like the base of a horse's foot and having a long, spinelike tail.
Webster's New World

A type of chelicerate arthropod, of the genus Limulus, resembling a crab.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Xiphosurus polyphemus
  • Limulus polyphemus
  • king-crab
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Other Word Forms of Horseshoe Crab

Noun

Singular:
horseshoe crab
Plural:
horseshoe-crabs

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