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Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also tiger shrimp)

Definition of tiger prawn in English:


A large edible prawn marked with dark bands, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
  • Genus Penaeus, class Malacostraca: several species, in particular the widely farmed P. monodon
Example sentences
  • The shop also has a wide range of seafood including tiger prawns, mussels, sea bream and breaded crab claws.
  • I started with mussels, tiger prawns and scallops in a light fish broth flavoured with Chinese spices.
  • Although we use langoustines in our restaurant, meaty fresh tiger prawns are a good substitute.
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