Penaeus

noun Pe·nae·us \pə̇ˈnēəs\

Definition of Penaeus

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of penaeus

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


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