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king crab

noun

Simple Definition of king crab

  • : a very large type of crab

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of king crab

  1. 1 :  horseshoe crab

  2. 2 :  any of several very large crabs; especially :  one (Paralithoides camtschaticus) of the North Pacific caught commercially for food

1698

First Known Use of king crab

1698


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