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Dungeness crab

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noun Dunge·ness crab \ˌdən-jə-ˌnes-\

Definition of Dungeness crab

  1. :  a large edible crab (Cancer magister) of the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska to California



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Origin of dungeness crab

Dungeness, village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington


First Known Use: 1925


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