Dun|ge|ness crab


Dun|ge|ness crab
Dun|ge|ness crab «DUHN juh nihs, DUHNJ nihs; -nehs»,
an edible crab caught in shallow waters from California to Alaska, and canned in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
[< Dungeness, a fishi village in Washington]

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