king crab

Definitions of king crab

n a large spider crab of Europe

European spider crab, Maja squinado
Type of:
spider crab
any of numerous crabs with very long legs and small triangular bodies

n large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan

Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica
Type of:
decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers

n meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat

Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab
Type of:
crab, crabmeat
the edible flesh of any of various crabs

n large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse

Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus, horseshoe crab
Type of:
invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

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