black tiger shrimp

noun

Definition of black tiger shrimp 

: tiger shrimp Next in the mix came plump black tiger shrimp that had been sauteed with red onions, garlic and habanero peppers … —Rob Kasper, Baltimore Sun, 12 Nov. 2010 Black tiger shrimp eat the same types of food as native shrimp species, but as they grow they also eat their smaller cousins.Dallas Morning-News, 1 Jan. 2012

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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