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noun

Also called Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king 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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king crab

noun

another name for the horseshoe crab
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