Dungeness crab

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 and Etymology of dungeness crab

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

First Known Use: 1909

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