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shaggo

 <Black>; shy-go <Mayag., Inagua>; sheggo <Inagua> [Pan-Creole; cf. Bajan shahyego (Collymore), DJE sherigo (obs.); LA Eng. Cr. shelly-go (Stewart p.c.); Trin. sirik, Sra. srika, Jam. asíika (Alleyne 156); LA Fr. crab cirik (Germain); Haitian krab sirik TDKF; Honduran Sp. chirino WFF; Brazilian Port. sipi, Tupi siriká (Stewart p.c.); Vir. cherigo, cf. Fon go carapace (Emanuel 1972:78)—all meaning 'small crab', and possibly influenced by sea crab or sand crab; cf. (JOE) SAN KY ]

n. a crab, Callinectes sp?

Tags: animal, noun

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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