Dungeness crab

noun
Dunge·​ness crab | \ ˌdən-jə-ˌnes- How to pronounce Dungeness crab (audio) \

Definition of Dungeness crab

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

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Dungeness crab

First Known Use of Dungeness crab

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dungeness crab

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

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The first known use of Dungeness crab was in 1896

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“Dungeness crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dungeness%20crab. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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