Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab

[duhn-juh-nes, duhn-juh-nes]
noun
an edible crab, Cancer magister, of shallow Pacific coastal waters from northern California to Alaska.

Origin:
1920–25; after Dungeness, village in NW Washington

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Main Entry:  Dungeness crab
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a variety of small crab from the Pacific Ocean with sweet-tasting meat
Etymology:  named for a village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state
Usage:  cooking
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