black tiger shrimp

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black tiger shrimp was in 1981

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“Black tiger shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20tiger%20shrimp. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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