king crab

noun

Definition of king crab 

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

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The star of the menu, though, is the monster Bloody Mary—it's topped with a hush puppy, lobster claw, king crab leg, Old Bay spiced shrimp, and a pickle. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 That includes 185,000 pounds of frozen sockeye salmon valued at nearly $700,000; over 375,000 pounds of red king crab valued at more than $6.6 million and nearly 1.3 million pounds of snow crab worth $4.3 million. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Decline in Pacific halibut fishery not as severe as feared," 26 Mar. 2018 Besch has added in thick nubs of king crab and lays down a base of silky corn pudding, which provides a cohesive richness and velvety finish. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "At BLVD, you'll find approachable fine dining in a glamorous setting," 6 Oct. 2017 Tightly wound strips of lobster tagliatelle are graced with king crab meat and matsutake mushroom butter, in a bit of richness-on-richness indulgence. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Band of Bohemia's chef Ian Davis is a name to watch," 16 Mar. 2018 Menu highlights include a chilled shellfish platter of Kumamoto oysters, king crab and Maine lobster ($10 supplement) and Snake River Farms skirt steak and eggs with crunchy warm tortillas and ranchero sauce. Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, "Where to take mom for Mother's Day brunch," 3 May 2018 Golden king crab along the Aleutians opens Aug. 1 with a 6.3 million pound harvest. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "For Alaska sockeye salmon, record highs in Bristol Bay, record lows nearly everywhere else," 9 July 2018 With the king crab season in the books and the bairdi crab season basically finished, the fleet returned to the Bering Sea for the highly lucrative, and highly dangerous, opilio season. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Deadliest Catch' Season 14, Episode 10 recap: tempers flare as a new fishing season gets off to a rocky start," 13 June 2018 Specialties: Hemingway Trout, served in a pan with the fish head on, cold or warm lobster tail, king crab legs and other non-seafood items. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Elgin Courier-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Port Edward in Algonquin," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of king crab

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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king crab

noun

English Language Learners Definition of king crab

: a very large type of crab

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