Jonah crab
Jonah Jo"nah, n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious. [1913 Webster]

{Jonah crab} (Zo["o]l.), a large crab ({Cancer borealis}) of the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found between tides, but usually in deep water. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jonah crab — Taxobox | name = Jonah crab regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Malacostraca subclassis = Crustacea ordo = Decapoda infraordo = Brachyura familia = Cancridae genus = Cancer species = C. borealis binomial = Cancer borealis binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Jonah crab — noun large red deep water crab of the eastern coast of North America • Syn: ↑Cancer borealis • Hypernyms: ↑crab • Member Holonyms: ↑Cancer, ↑genus Cancer * * * noun Usage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jonah crab — a large, red, deepwater crab, Cancer borealis, of the east coast of North America. [1880 85, Amer.] * * *       North American crab species (Cancer borealis) closely related to the Dungeness crab (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • Jonah — Jo nah, n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious. [1913 Webster] {Jonah crab} (Zo[ o]l.), a large crab ({Cancer borealis}) of the eastern coast of the United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dungeness crab — /dun jeuh nes , dun jeuh nes / an edible crab, Cancer magister, of shallow Pacific coastal waters from northern California to Alaska. [1920 25; after Dungeness, village in NW Washington] * * * Edible crab (Cancer magister) found along the Pacific …   Universalium

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