king crab

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of king crab

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

First Known Use of king crab

1612


KING CRAB Defined for English Language Learners

king crab

noun

Definition of king crab for English Language Learners

  • : a very large type of crab


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