snow crab

noun
Updated on: 21 May 2018

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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1974

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