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

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king crab
 
n
another name for the horseshoe crab

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Example sentences
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.
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