snow crab


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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Southerners and South Texans alike understand a good seafood boil, and Lucy’s Low Country Boil brought a full smash-and-grab experience with snow crab, shrimp, smoked sausage, corn and potatoes. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Lucy Cooper’s Ice House at the top of San Antonio’s bar food scene," 12 Sep. 2019 While the crab-cutting robots are designed for snow crab (eastern Canada is the world’s largest producer), Verge said the system is adaptable to other crab species and potentially other shellfish. Anchorage Daily News, "Local fishery taxes will continue to be split 50-50 between towns and state for now," 9 July 2019 Fridays and Saturdays feature a seafood spectacular including snow crab legs and oysters on the half shell. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 7 June 2019 There were dishes like pork cheek and pumpkin tamales and snow crab black truffle macaroni and cheese with peas and fontina cream. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "CharBlue is the 6th Downtown Indy restaurant to close this year," 8 July 2019 The beers add a dimension to an eclectic menu that includes seafood, pizzas, steamed shrimp and snow crab legs, burgers and more., "Coastal beer boom: New breweries opening soon in Mobile," 7 July 2019 The Buffet What's on the menu: Made-to-order omelet stations, peel-and-eat shrimp, carving station with beef and turkey, crepe station, snow crab legs. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Ready to chow down? Here are the 5 cheapest buffets on the Las Vegas Strip," 3 July 2019 Krab Hut, a Cajun seafood boil restaurant, features all types of seafood from white and Manila clams to mussels and snow crab legs. Birmingham Magazine,, "Food News: new cafes, a healthy food pop-up, and more," 11 June 2019 Dungeness crab legs, jumbo crab legs and snow crab legs are available from 3-10 p.m. daily. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of snow crab

1974, in the meaning defined above

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