Dungeness crab

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Dun·ge·ness crab

 (dŭn′jə-nĕs′, -nĭs)
An edible crab (Metacarcinus magister syn. Cancer magister) found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to central California.

[After Dungeness, a town of northwest Washington.]

Dun′ge•ness crab′

(ˈdʌn dʒəˌnɛs, ˌdʌn dʒəˈnɛs)
a crab, Cancer magister, of North American Pacific coastal waters.
[1920–25; after Dungeness, village in NW Washington]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)
Cancer magister, Dungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
2.Dungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North AmericaDungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Cancer, Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)
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The Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Cakes were large in size and full of actual seafood rather than filler.
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KEY WORDS: Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, gene flow, isolation by distance, kinship, microsatellites, population structure
Erickson says his company does not ship live Dungeness crab because of warmer air and surface water temperatures during the bulk of the Dungeness season, which falls during summer.
The acid is also causing problems on the West Coast in California's Bay Area and may affect the upcoming Dungeness crab season.
Crab Fishery Day is meant to highlight the all that goes into the Dungeness crab fishery, from tossing crab pots to the market.
The nemertean egg predator Carcinonemertes errans is known to occur less frequently and in smaller numbers on its host, the Dungeness crab Metacarcinus magister, when the hosts are found within estuaries.
West Coast Dungeness crab and Meyer lemons, both in season now, come together deliciously in this special-occasion pasta.
Officials expect to transport seasonal perishables--such as Oregon blueberries, cherries, Dungeness crab and oysters--on the route.
From Dungeness Crab Puffs to Blue Cheese-Pear Salad with Hazelnuts to Broccoli Salmon Quiche, Crab or Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Blueberry-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake and more, Best of the Best from the Pacific Rim lives up to its title with a wealth of savory, flavorful delights.
The shellfish fisheries with the highest number of deaths by incident type included the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery with 29 fatalities from falls overboard; the Atlantic scallop fishery with 27 deaths resulting from nine vessel disasters attributed to instability, collisions, or snagging gear; and the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery with 21 deaths resulting from 10 vessel disasters attributed to crossing a river bar, vessel instability, or being struck by a large wave.
The cakes are available in three varieties: San Francisco Style Crab Cakes with Dungeness crab; Wild-Caught Pacific Sockeye Salmon Cakes; and Shrimp & Crab Cakes with Dungeness crab.