1. [ noun ] (zoology) large edible crab of North Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan
Synonyms: Alaskan_king_crab Alaska_king_crab Paralithodes_camtschatica Alaska_crab
Related terms: crab Paralithodes Alaska_king_crab
2. [ noun ] (zoology) large European spider crab
Synonyms: Maja_squinado European_spider_crab
Related terms: spider_crab Maja
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat
Synonyms: Alaskan_king_crab Alaska_crab Alaska_king_crab
Related terms: crab
4. [ noun ] (zoology) 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
Synonyms: Limulus_polyphemus Xiphosurus_polyphemus horseshoe_crab
Related terms: arthropod Limulus
Similar spelling:   king_orange