Dictionary

Dungeness crab

noun Dunge·ness crab \ˌdən-jə-ˌnes-\

Definition of DUNGENESS CRAB

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

Illustration of DUNGENESS CRAB

Origin of DUNGENESS CRAB

Dungeness, village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington
First Known Use: 1925

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dungeonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: dung beetleAll Words Near: Dungeness crab
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears