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langoustine

Syllabification: lan·gous·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈlaNGɡəˌstēn
 
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Definition of langoustine in English:

noun

A large, commercially important prawn.
  • Nephrops norvegicus, class Malacostraca
Example sentences
  • Oh they're really quite small, they'd be about the same size as a nice big tiger prawn or a langoustine, so half the size of a lobster that you would expect to buy in the shop that had been caught in the wild.
  • Colin hand-dives for scallops when he has time, and a friend's creels supply us with crabs and lobsters, crayfish and langoustines.
  • For main, if your'e feeling decadent, why not go for the lobster platter; langoustines, mussels, whelks, oysters all surround the halved lobster on a bed of ice.

Origin

French, from langouste (see langouste).

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