noun \ˈprn, ˈprän\

: a large shrimp

: a small lobster with long, slender claws

Full Definition of PRAWN

:  any of various widely distributed edible decapod crustaceans: as
a :  one (as of the genera Pandalus and Penaeus) that resembles shrimps and has a large compressed abdomen
b :  shrimp; especially :  a large shrimp
c :  langoustine

Origin of PRAWN

Middle English prane
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PRAWN


intransitive verb

Definition of PRAWN

:  to fish for or with prawns
prawn·er noun

First Known Use of PRAWN



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