What does king crab mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, king crab, Alaska crab(noun)

    meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat

  2. European spider crab, king crab, Maja squinado(noun)

    a large spider crab of Europe

  3. king crab, Alaska crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica(noun)

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

  4. horseshoe crab, king crab, Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus(noun)

    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


  1. king crab(Noun)

    a highly prized crab-like crustacean

  2. king crab(Noun)

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  1. King crab

    King crabs, also called stone crabs, are a superfamily of crab-like decapod crustaceans chiefly found in cold seas. Because of their large size and the taste of their meat, many species are widely caught and sold as food, the most common being the red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus. King crabs are generally thought to be derived from hermit crab-like ancestors, which may explain the asymmetry still found in the adult forms. Although some doubt still exists about this theory, king crabs are the most widely quoted example of carcinisation among the Decapoda. The evidence for this explanation comes from the asymmetry of the king crab's abdomen, which is thought to reflect the asymmetry of hermit crabs, which must fit into a spiral shell. Although formerly classified among the hermit crabs in the superfamily Paguroidea, king crabs are now placed in a separate superfamily, Lithodoidea.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of king crab in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of king crab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jake Jacobsen:

    King crab has taken on a new mystique as not only a great tasting seafood, and an impressive looking dish, but as something that was obtained at great risk and challenge.

  2. Jim Donahue of UniSea:

    Only king crab caught in Alaska can legally be called Alaskan king crab, the same species harvested in Russia or Norway is commonly called king crab in the U.S. market. In turn, only king crab caught in Russia could be legally called Russian king crab.

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