In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(animal)cangrejo masculinejaiba feminine Latin America
- Large edible crabs are everywhere, mainly females that are here to spawn.
- Will I be able to catch the mud crab?
- If we ate a crab with its shell, we would have pretty sore gums.
- Eastern populations eat numerous horseshoe crabs during migration.
- Not so many people collect the crabs today as it's so labour-intensive.
- Shining our torches onto the sand reveals thousands of hermit crabs scuttling from the light.
- In fact, more tasty blue crabs are caught and sold than any other Hudson River species.
- Scientists found male fiddler crabs often aid their neighbors when intruders threaten to move in.
- Fishers in New Brunswick will disobey restrictions on crab fishing this spring.
- There really is something very unbecoming about grown men chasing crabs on beaches alone.
- Young fish, young crabs and molting crabs have lost shelter and refuge from their predators.
- Generic placement of fossil spider crabs is often difficult because definitive criteria are rarely available for study.
- Several large edible crabs have burrowed under the mast and others live inside the hollow structure.
- There are also sand crabs burrowing in the sand, which make good bait too.
- Male horseshoe crabs have two mating tactics that are associated with phenotype.
- A large red crab scuttled across the metal, hoping to avoid the snapper.
- We attributed the effect of predator exclusion primarily to juvenile green crabs and fish.
- You should move to Florida and hunt crabs on the beach all day in the nude.
- The torch picked out a tiny red hermit crab as it climbed laboriously across the top of a sponge.
- Without warning the stalks supporting the crab's beady black eyes shoot straight up at me.
1.2also crab meatcangrejo masculinejaiba feminine Latin America
informal(pubic lice)ladillas feminine
- Three weeks later, he had a healthy dose of crabs.
- It seems that I have severe cases of genital warts, the clap, crabs, herpes and syphillis.
- So I get pregnant and get the crabs to boot.
- I never had one girl come down with an STD, not even crabs.
3(in gymnastics)to do a crab — hacer el puente
intransitive verbcrabbed, crabbing
1rezongar informalrefunfuñar informal
- The President crabbed about the leak in his Monday press conference.
- She crabbed again when he didn't take advantage of the multi-laned road.
- Even if you were that man himself, you have no reason to be crabbed at because I'm having a bad morning.
- The city is crabbing today about clock management, and there was an onside kick late in the game.
- I have chattering and squealing, screeching and cooing, crabbing and carping.
- We sure don't need any more songs crabbing about how superficial the entertainment industry is.
- I knew she was catching up on day's worth of missed sleep, so I didn't blame her for crabbing at me.
- Yes, usually we crab when a strike puts us out.
- I had everything under control until you started crabbing about which books you hadn't read.
- I'm going to finish this little pity party and get all my crabbing out at once.
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