king crab


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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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,, "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,, "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 Other species removed from the overfishing list included stocks of sailfish, winter flounder, and blue king crab, while other additions included stocks of greater amberjack, red grouper, and red hake. Patrick Whittle,, "US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low," 18 May 2018 From sweet king crab legs to humble halibut tacos, dining out in Anchorage means eating the way many Alaskans dine in. Anchorage Daily News, "Searching for Anchorage’s finest bites? Think seafood," 2 May 2018 Additional toppings like tofu ($4), king crab ($8) and mango ($4) can be thrown in for an extra charge. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "DIY and dine: 10 build-your-own, customizable foods in Chicago," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of king crab

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of king crab

: a very large type of crab

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