One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of a hermit crab; specifically of or relating to the decapod superfamily Paguroidea, which comprises the hermit crabs. rare.
A decapod crustacean of the superfamily Paguroidea; a hermit crab.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From scientific Latin Pagurus + -oid.
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