One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American An edible crab of the North Pacific, resembling a spider crab.
- ‘The restaurant's chef, Tadao Takoi, uses fine forest mushrooms, asparagus and Japanese herbs to complement the king crab, lobster and fresh prawns for the festival.’
- ‘Yet others welcome the red king crab, saying its delicious taste and size - the crabs can grow to 22 pounds and measure 4.9 feet across - make it an extremely lucrative catch.’
- ‘We had champagne toasts, my dad said a blessing over us, and then we had a great dinner with freshly smoked salmon from dad's smoker, and king crab, asparagus, potatoes and white wine.’
- ‘Spiny king crabs prowl the deep seafloor for live food, eating other crabs and sea stars.’
- ‘This isn't like any supermarket you'll experience anywhere else in the city: the freezers are full of frozen delicacies such as shrimp balls and ready-made dumplings, and giant tanks brim with live lobsters, king crabs and oysters.’
2another term for horseshoe crab
- ‘The king crab, or ‘horse shoe crab’, is familiar to all boys who live upon the coast or spend their summer vacation at the seaside.’
- ‘Male king crabs have triangular shaped ‘tails’ which are only one third the size of females.’
- ‘With the exception of a few mites which have returned to a marine way of life, the king crabs, also known as horseshoe crabs, are the only surviving arachnids which now still live in the sea.’
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