Alaskan king crab


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Alaskan king crab, on the other hand, has a limited habitat and harvesting season. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, 2 July 2020 Instead of Alaskan king crab, Josh and his crew will be on the hunt for the lucrative ahi tuna as well as other underwater species like barracuda and swordfish. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 28 Mar. 2020 The menu includes 16-ounce rib-eye steaks, fresh salmon, a raw bar with Alaskan king crab legs and giant tiger shrimp, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sourdough bread and an assortment of pastries, including the restaurant's signature butter pie. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 4 Jan. 2023 As Cajun cooking has gained wider national popularity over the past 20 years, the menus of Cajun restaurants have expanded to include seafood native to other parts of the world such as Alaskan king crab, Dungeness crab, and, of course, snow crab. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 28 Nov. 2022 Mystic Fort Lauderdale, which is owned by Harry and Jackie Stampler, specializes in Maine lobster rolls, lobster tacos, Alaskan king crab legs, lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, and whoopie pies for dessert. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2022 Steak is king here, but other menu items include lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs and ribs. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 Through Facebook ads and other tactics, these scammers advertise extreme deals on everything from Maine lobster tails to Alaskan king crab legs. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2022 Whole fish and Alaskan king crab share the menu with a variety of steaks and Mexican appetizers, while Julian Cox designed the agave-heavy cocktail menu. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 10 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Alaskan king crab was in 1940

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“Alaskan king crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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