Alaskan king crab


Definition of Alaskan king crab

: any of three king crabs (Parlithodes camtschaticus, P. platypus, and Lithodes aequispinus) harvested commercially in waters off the coast of Alaska

First Known Use of Alaskan king crab

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Alaskan king crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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