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

Examples of snow crab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Documents from NOAA Fisheries for 2019/2020 show that 52 Alaska residents own 31% of the Bering Sea snow crab quota share pool while 200 non-residents own 66% of the quota pool. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2021 The bairdi Tanners are the larger cousins of snow crab (opilio Tanners) found in the Bering Sea. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2021 Arrange iced platter with poached shrimp, shucked oysters, snow crab claws (if available), and king crab legs (if available). Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2021 In a Wednesday vote, the council approved a maximum allowable snow crab harvest of 12.4 million pounds for 2021-22. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2021 So, in the closing weeks of FY 2019, for example, the Pentagon spent $2.3 million each on lobster tails and snow crab. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 24 Sep. 2021 Protein options include chicken, vegan chicken, bacon, steak, shrimp, pork, snow crab and lobster. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 27 May 2021 At Las Vegas, a major crab market for the hotel and casino industries, television station KTNV said Dungeness and snow crab legs have gone up between 17% and 33% in the past three months, reported Undercurrent News. Anchorage Daily News, 21 June 2021 Prices for the urban poutine range from $8 for the chicken to $22 for lobster and snow crab toppings, King said. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of snow crab

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snow crab was in 1974

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1 Dec 2021

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“Snow crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20crab. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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