king crab

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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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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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