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langostino

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noun, lan·gos·ti·no \ˌlaŋ-gə-ˈstē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of langostino

plural langostinos

  1. :  any of several edible crustaceans (as of the genus Pleuroncodes) that are or resemble small lobsters or large shrimp; specifically :  langoustine



Origin of langostino

Spanish, diminutive of langosta spiny lobster, locust, from Vulgar Latin *lacusta, alteration of Latin locusta


First Known Use: 1915

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