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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.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)|
|2.||Dungeness 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
Dungeness crab - flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)
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