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king crab

noun
2.
Also called Alaskan king crab, Alaska crab. a large, edible crab, Paralithodes camtschatica, of cold North Pacific waters, especially abundant along the coasts of Alaska and Japan.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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  • The brininess of preserved lemons brings out the sweetness of the king crab you'll find in each twirl of pasta.
  • Served on a king crab half shell heated over hot coals, the brains were strained then mixed with bonito broth.
  • Crab lovers can savor snow, stone and king crab at market prices, a hot crab and artichoke dip and two salads that contain crab.
  • Salmon and trout, grouper and snapper are all on the menu, as are king crab legs and lobster.
  • The seafood dish to avoid is the king crab because of the use of frozen crabmeat, which becomes spongy and lacks flavor.
  • king crab dumplings in soup is a great starter, and you can also order more unusual dishes, such as abalone.
  • Blue king crab are not totally blue, but have much more blue color than red king crabs.
  • He is listening for the signal from an ultrasonic tag glued to the back of a king crab, somewhere below us.
British Dictionary definitions for king crab

king crab

noun
1.
another name for the horseshoe crab
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