scampi

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noun scam·pi \ˈskam-pē, ˈskäm-\

Definition of scampi

plural

scampi

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

Origin and Etymology of scampi

Italian, plural of scampo, a European lobster


First Known Use: 1925


SCAMPI Defined for English Language Learners

scampi

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noun scam·pi \ˈskam-pē, ˈskäm-\

Definition of scampi for English Language Learners

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

  • : large shrimp that are often breaded and fried


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