king crab noun
: a very large type of crab
: any of several very large crabs; especially : one (Paralithoides camtschaticus) of the North Pacific caught commercially for food
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king crab noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Marine decapod (Paralithodes camtschatica), an edible crab. It is found in the shallow waters off Japan and along the Alaska coast; it also inhabits the Bering Sea. One of the largest crabs, it often weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg) or more. Its size and tasty flesh make it a valued food, and large numbers are fished commercially each year.
Variants of KING CRAB
king crab or Alaskan king crab or Japanese crab
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