crevette

noun

cre·​vette
krə̇ˈvet
plural -s
: a strong yellowish pink that is redder and very slightly darker than average salmon, redder and darker than salmon pink, and deeper than melon

called also prawn

Word History

Etymology

French, shrimp, from Middle French, literally, little goat, probably irregular from (assumed) Middle French dialect (northern) kevre she-goat (from Latin capra, feminine of capr-, caper goat) + Middle French -ette; from its habit of leaping

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“Crevette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crevette. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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