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prawn

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noun \ˈprȯn, ˈprän\

Definition of prawn

  1. :  any of various widely distributed edible decapod crustaceans: as a :  one (as of the genera Pandalus and Penaeus) that resembles shrimps and has a large compressed abdomen b :  shrimp; especially :  a large shrimp c :  langoustine

Origin and Etymology of prawn

Middle English prane


First Known Use: 15th century


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prawn

verb

Definition of prawn

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fish for or with prawns

prawner

noun

1886

First Known Use of prawn

1886


PRAWN Defined for English Language Learners

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prawn

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noun \ˈprȯn, ˈprän\

Definition of prawn for English Language Learners

  • : a large shrimp

  • : a small lobster with long, slender claws


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