• (GA) IPA: /ˈhɝmɪt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɜːmɪt/

hermit (plural hermits)

  1. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  2. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
  3. A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
  4. A hermit crab.
    • 2016, Vicki Judah, ‎Kathy Nuttall, Exotic Animal Care and Management (page 279)
      Because hermits are decapods and do not live within their own shells, they are not considered to be true crabs.
  5. A hummingbird in the subfamily Phaethornithinae.

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