langostino

noun
lan·gos·ti·no | \ˌlaŋ-gə-ˈstē-(ˌ)nō \
plural langostinos

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. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, "Genetic Testing for Tuna: Is it really Yellowfin?," 23 Aug. 2007

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First Known Use of langostino

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for langostino

Spanish, diminutive of langosta spiny lobster, locust, from Vulgar Latin *lacusta, alteration of Latin locusta

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