snow crab

snow crab
I. noun
: a specially equipped railroad car that draws snow from the sides of a track onto the track so that it may be thrown further to the side by a rotary plow
II. noun
: any of several long-legged crabs (genus Chionoecetes and especially C. opilio and C. bairdi) of the eastern north Pacific ocean and especially Alaska and western north Atlantic ocean that are used for food

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an edible spider crab of the North Pacific, Chionoecetes opilio, commercially important as a frozen seafood product.

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n. an edible spider crab found off the eastern seaboard of Canada. Chionoecetes opilio, section Oxyrhyncha

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