freshwater shrimp

noun

1
: a member of the malacostracan order Amphipoda
especially : a member of a common genus (Talitrus) of relatively large amphipods
2
Australia : a small translucent decapod (Paratypa australiense) common in backwaters of the Murray river

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freshwater shrimp was in 1748

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“Freshwater shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshwater%20shrimp. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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