freshwater shrimp

noun

Definition of freshwater shrimp

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

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First Known Use of freshwater shrimp

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Freshwater shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshwater%20shrimp. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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