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Noun: king crab  king krab
  1. Meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat
    - Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska crab
  2. A large spider crab of Europe
    - European spider crab, Maja squinado
  3. Large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan
    - Alaska crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica
  4. 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
    - horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus

Derived forms: king crabs

Type of: arthropod, crab, crabmeat, spider crab

Part of: genus Limulus, genus Maia, genus Maja, genus Paralithodes, Limulus, Maia, Maja, Paralithodes

Encyclopedia: King crab