pea crab


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pea crab tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pea crab (Zoöl) any small crab of the genus Pinnotheres, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp., the European species (Pinnotheres pisum) which lives in the common mussel and the cockle.
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In literature:

Oats, millet, peas (vine and all), broadcast corn, Bermuda and crab-grass hay, are all much cheaper and equally good.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
With boiled chicken, hominy bread, cream sauce and peas; pasa gauva or crab apple jelly, or waffles and cream sauce.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
But I was going to show you this little pea-crab, Pinnotheres.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
What is the habit of the pea or oyster crab?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney