langostino

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

Definition of langostino

plural langostinos
: 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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Origin and Etymology of langostino

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


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