scampi

noun
scam·pi | \ˈskam-pē, ˈskäm-\
plural scampi

Definition of scampi 

: a usually large shrimp also : large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce

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On the menu: Among the eight appetizers are crab cakes in puffed pastry, spinach and artichoke dip, and shrimp scampi. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 2018 Daily Catch is known for seafood, and the choices are scrawled on a chalkboard on the wall — mussels marinara, shrimp scampi, fried calamari. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "How to eat like a local in the North End," 3 July 2018 White House stewards served salad, shrimp scampi, chicken Parmesan with pasta and vanilla ice cream. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 White House stewards served salad, shrimp scampi, chicken Parmesan with pasta and vanilla ice cream. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 Fish dishes include salmon oreganato and shrimp scampi. Donald Liebenson, chicagotribune.com, "Viaggio brings new life to Highland Park location," 9 May 2018 White House stewards served salad, shrimp scampi, chicken Parmesan with pasta and vanilla ice cream. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 White House stewards served salad, shrimp scampi, chicken Parmesan with pasta and vanilla ice cream. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false," 13 Apr. 2018 Then there are the specialty pizzas like shrimp scampi, truffle and prosciutto, and chicken pesto. Compiled By Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Restaurant news for February," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of scampi

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scampi

Italian, plural of scampo, a European lobster

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scampi

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scampi

: a dish of large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce

: large shrimp that are often breaded and fried

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