Definition of prawn in English:


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Pronunciation: /prɔːn


  • A marine crustacean which resembles a large shrimp.
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    • 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.


don't come the raw prawn with me

see raw.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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