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Alaska crab

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  1. king crab(def 2).
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king crab

noun
  1. horseshoe crab.
  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.
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Origin of king crab

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for alaska-crab

king crab

noun
  1. another name for the horseshoe crab
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