Definition of Aesop prawn
1 : a small decapod crustacean of the genus Hippolyte
2 Australia : a small humpbacked prawn (Periclimenes aesopius)
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Origin and Etymology of aesop prawn
New Latin aesopius, literally, Aesopian (specific epithet of Periclimenes aesopius), from Latin Aesopus; from the belief that Aesop was humpbacked
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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