Snow-crab meaning

Any of several edible spider crabs of the genus Chionoecetes of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, especially C. opilio.
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An edible spider crab (Chionoecetes opilio) of the N Pacific.
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Origin of snow-crab

  • Probably from the fact that they live in northern seas and are typically fished in winter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition