snow crab

noun

Definition of snow crab 

: any of several long-legged crabs (genus Chionoecetes, especially C. opilio and C. bairdi) of the eastern north Pacific Ocean and especially Alaska and the western north Atlantic Ocean that are used for food

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Other dishes include an avocado salad with snow crab, and gochujang ribs with miso. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Korean Food Under a Japanese Influence, at the Bari," 8 May 2018 Two of them were entangled in snow crab fishing gear. Kristin Hugo, Newsweek, "Snow Crab Fishery Implicated in Whale Deaths, Loses Sustainability Certification," 21 Mar. 2018 Models project that the snow crab catch could soon reach 170,000 metric tons a year—potentially bringing in about $1 billion and making it, with Arctic cod, one of the region's most lucrative resources. The Editors, Scientific American, "Without a Treaty to Share the Arctic, Greedy Countries Will Destroy It," 1 Dec. 2017 Sea Level at the Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is hosting a brunch buffet featuring a smoked salmon display, a shrimp and snow crab cocktail display, lemon ricotta pancakes and more. Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, "Where to take mom for Mother's Day brunch," 3 May 2018 Crab mac includes lump crab meat, tomatoes, baby spinach, and cheese sauce, garnished with snow crab claws. Caroline Szachnowski, BostonGlobe.com, "New England’s best summer foods," 2 May 2018 Pay-as-you-go food options will include ice cream, funnel cake, and cotton candy, along with snow crab legs and peel-and-eat shrimp from Chickie’s & Pete’s. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Tall ships are coming to Penn's Landing for Memorial Day, and now we have the details," 26 Apr. 2018 The highest Alaska snow crab price was $4.98 a pound in 2011. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Value of Alaska halibut catch shares declines; Bering Sea crab season wraps up," 15 Apr. 2018 The ugly crab can comprise up to 30 percent of a catch at certain times, which has been the case during this year's snow crab fishery, said Fick. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Marketing campaign aims to convince consumers that ‘ugly’ crabs can be just as tasty," 20 Mar. 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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