king crab

noun

1
2
: any of several very large crabs
especially : one (Paralithoides camtschaticus) of the North Pacific caught commercially for food

Examples of king crab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snow crab legs are typically less expensive than king crab legs. Coastal Living, Southern Living, 1 Mar. 2024 The raw bar includes peel-and-eat shrimp, king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and oysters on the half shell. The Courier-Journal, 12 Feb. 2024 Other treats available to the rich and hungry include a massive shrimp cocktail tower, king crab fried rice, wagyu tenderloin, as well as lobster, steak or Gruyere quesadillas, according to Page Six. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 Snow crab and king crab meat are relatively interchangeable. Coastal Living, Southern Living, 1 Mar. 2024 The menu includes an oyster bar, king crab, shrimp, lobster, salmon and more. The Courier-Journal, 12 Feb. 2024 The 30-seat dining room offers dishes like king crab with pork cheeks and caramelized Belle de Boskoop apple with milk and woodruff, and the 15 sunlit guest rooms have locally handmade beds and glass sculptures by Ellen Ehk and Markus Åkesson. New York Times, 28 Feb. 2024 And 16 Emmys later, the documentary-style series has chronicled the harrowing adventures of various vessels and their intrepid crews across the October king crab and January snow crab seasons — battling boat collisions, power outages, 40-foot waves, and beyond. Briana Richert, James Mercadante, EW.com, 19 Feb. 2024 All major Bering Sea crab stocks, including red king crab and bairdi crab, were way down too. WIRED, 15 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of king crab was in 1612

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“King crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20crab. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

king crab

noun
1
2
: any of several very large crabs

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