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[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.

a variety of small crab from the Pacific Ocean with sweet-tasting meat
Word Origin

named for a village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state
Usage Note



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