What does cangrejo in Spanish mean?

What is the meaning of the word cangrejo in Spanish? The article explains the full meaning, pronunciation along with bilingual examples and instructions on how to use cangrejo in Spanish.

The word cangrejo in Spanish means crab, crayfish, hermit crab, crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, hermit crab, daydream. To learn more, please see the details below.

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Meaning of the word cangrejo


nombre masculino (Liocarcinus marmoreus)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El cangrejo de mar tiene una carne muy sabrosa.
The crab has delicious meat.


nombre masculino (animal de río)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El cangrejo de río posee unas pinzas menos poderosas que el cangrejo de mar.
Crawdads have weaker claws than crabs.

hermit crab

nombre masculino (Paguroidea)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El cangrejo ermitaño tiene el abdomen más blando que los otros cangrejos.
Hermit crabs have softer underbellies than other crabs.

crayfish, crawfish, crawdad

nombre masculino (crustáceo de agua dulce)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El estudio de los cangrejos de río se llama astacología.
The study of crayfish is called astacology.

hermit crab

locución nominal masculina (crustáceo decápodo)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
En mi playa encuentro muchos cangrejos ermitaños que viven en caracolas.
On my beach I find many hermit crabs that live in shells.


locución verbal (coloquial (estar distraído)

(intransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived.")

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