cre·​vette | \ krə̇ˈvet \
plural -s

Definition of crevette

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Crevette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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