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tiger prawn

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(also tiger shrimp)

Definition of tiger prawn in English:

noun

A large edible prawn marked with dark bands, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
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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