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prawn

Syllabification: prawn
Pronunciation: /prôn
 
/

Definition of prawn in English:

noun

A marine crustacean that resembles a large shrimp.
  • Leander and other genera, class Malacostraca
Example sentences
  • These included king crab, Phuket lobster, oysters, river prawns and yabbies.
  • I get confused between giant prawns, crayfish and langoustine, but these were gigantic.
  • I was drawn to the king prawn trilussa - prawns in a white wine and rosemary sauce served on a large bed of rice.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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