crevette

noun cre·vette \krə̇ˈvet\

Definition of crevette

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of crevette

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 — more at capriole


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