lan·​gous·​tine ˌlaŋ-gə-ˈstēn How to pronounce langoustine (audio)
: a small edible lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) of European seas having long slender claws

called also Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Despite their long journey, the langoustines are fresh, firm and strongly flavored. Stephen Castle Andrew Testa, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2023 Recognized as one of southern Italy's leading young chefs, Raciti innovates on traditional Sicilian cuisine in dishes like an oversized egg tortello with caciocavallo cheese, black cherry and cacao nibs, or spaghetti with raw langoustine, star anise bisque and local oranges. Livia Hengel, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Huge, fresh chunks of langoustine, still in the shell, and other seafood are bubbling together in a tomato-y broth, and the servers ladel it into bowls for you. Scott Bay, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Dec. 2022 The risotto di mare is a real showstopper, with a broth made from Prosecco and saffron, topped with a whole langoustine, squid, scallops and clams. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2022 His first cooking show, The Naked Chef, debuted in 1999, after an enterprising BBC producer spotted him in some film footage and saw the potential in a young, laddish, tousle-haired bloke who knew his way around a langoustine. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2022 Order a crudo — live local scallops with truffle and endive, a beady-eyed langoustine with Thai basil oil and pickled rhubarb. Globe Staff,, 7 June 2022 The Rancho Bernardo Inn’s fine-dining restaurant will offer a four-course prix-fixe brunch with items that include langoustine tartare and brioche toast, as well as pea parfait and caviar, and poached cod. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Highlights include tender lobster in a velvety bisque, langoustine with a dash of espelette pepper, coco de pimpaule beans from Brittany, served on white clothed tables in the soft gray dining room adjoining the courtyard and bar. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, diminutive of langouste

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of langoustine was in 1946

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“Langoustine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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