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king prawn Line breaks: king prawn

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of king prawn in English:


A large edible prawn which is of great commercial value.
  • Genus Penaeus, class Malacostraca
Example sentences
  • I was drawn to the king prawn trilussa - prawns in a white wine and rosemary sauce served on a large bed of rice.
  • Nick was disappointed with his King Prawn Buttery Fry: a giant king prawn dipped in spicy crumbs and deep fried, which tasted tough and rubbery.
  • Next is a Mai Thai risotto with peanut pesto and then a freshwater king prawn with lime hollandaise and grilled vegetables.
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