: a genus (the type of the family Peneidae) of edible prawns with well-developed rostrum and exopodites on all but the last pair of legs

Word History


New Latin, probably from Latin Peneus, river in northwestern Peloponnesus, Greece, from Greek Pēneios

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“Penaeus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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