tanner crab

noun

Definition of tanner crab

: any of several spider crabs (genus Chionoecetes) especially : snow crab

First Known Use of tanner crab

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tanner crab

probably from New Latin tanneri, specific epithet of Chionoecetes tanneri, from Zera L. Tanner †1906 American naval officer

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