Definitions starting with C

ID #4213

Crab-catcher

n. 1. [DJE idem; from diet] a heron, Nycticorax nycticorax: 1960 (Bond 36). = GAULIN, NIGHT GAULIN (Black)

2. [from the custom of catching the numerous crabs in Andros and sending them to Nassau] a nickname for a native of the island of Andros. (Black)

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-16 17:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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