noun \ˈskam-pē, ˈskäm-\

: a dish of large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce

: large shrimp that are often breaded and fried

plural scampi

Full Definition of SCAMPI

:  a usually large shrimp; also :  large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce

Origin of SCAMPI

Italian, plural of scampo, a European lobster
First Known Use: 1925

Rhymes with SCAMPI


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Edible lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), widespread in the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic. It is sold as a delicacy over much of its range. Scampi live in burrows on soft sea bottoms at depths of 33 to 820 ft (10–250 m). They grow to about 8 in. (200 mm) long and weigh about 7 oz (200 g). The slender claws may be almost as long as the body. Most scampi are trawled, but some are caught in baited lobster pots.

Variants of SCAMPI

scampi or Dublin Bay prawn or Norway lobster


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