jonah crab


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 (Zool.), 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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