Definition of langostino
: any of several edible crustaceans (as of the genus Pleuroncodes) that are or resemble small lobsters or large shrimp; specifically : langoustine
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Scott Horsley, a reporter at National Public Radio, asked a leading marine biologist if a langostino, also known as the squat lobster, is technically a lobster.
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Origin and Etymology of langostino
Spanish, diminutive of langosta spiny lobster, locust, from Vulgar Latin *lacusta, alteration of Latin locusta
First Known Use: 1915See Words from the same year
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