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snow crab

Syllabification: snow crab

Definition of snow crab in English:

noun

An edible spider crab found off the eastern seaboard of Canada.
  • Chionoecetes opilio, section Oxyrhyncha
Example sentences
  • Scavengers like the snow crab and American lobster underwent incredible population explosions as the cod stocks collapsed.
  • Fisheries managers apply a continuous growth model in their management of snow crab, which assumes that male crabs increase in size throughout their lifespan.
  • The village's three fish plants employ more than 400 people who are kept busy, at least seasonally, processing lobster, snow crab, and groundfish.

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