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tanner crab

noun

Definition of tanner crab

  1. :  any of several spider crabs (genus Chionoecetes); especially :  snow crab



Origin and Etymology of tanner crab

probably from New Latin tanneri, specific epithet of Chionoecetes tanneri, from Zera L. Tanner †1906 American naval officer


First Known Use: 1947


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