[ duhn-juh-nes, duhn-juh-nes ]
/ ˈdʌn dʒəˌnɛs, ˌdʌn dʒəˈnɛs /
an edible crab, Cancer magister, of shallow Pacific coastal waters from northern California to Alaska.
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Also called market crab .
Origin of Dungeness crab
First recorded in 1920–25; after Dungeness, village in NW Washington
Words nearby Dungeness crab
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