cancrine


cancrine
Of, or pertaining to crabs

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  • Cancrine — Can crine, a. [From {Cancer}.] Having the qualities of a crab; crablike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cancrine — /kang krin/, adj. Pros. reading the same backwards as forwards: a cancrine line. Cf. palindrome. [1745 55; < L cancr (s. of cancer) CANCER + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cancrine — /ˈkæŋkraɪn/ (say kangkruyn) adjective 1. crab like. 2. Prosody reading the same way backwards as forwards; palindromic: a cancrine verse. {Latin cancr (stem of cancer) + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cancrine — /kang krin/, adj. Pros. reading the same backwards as forwards: a cancrine line. Cf. palindrome. [1745 55; < L cancr (s. of cancer) CANCER + INE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of animal names — This list gives names of animals used depending on the context. Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, bull… …   Wikipedia

  • can|crine — «KANG krihn», adjective. having the appearance or qualities of a crab; crablike: »cancrine verse, which reads the same way backwards and forwards. ╂[< Latin cancer crab + English ine1] …   Useful english dictionary