tiger shrimp

noun

Definition of tiger shrimp

: a large shrimp (Penaeus monodon of the family Penaeidae) of the Indian and Pacific oceans that is often farmed and widely sold as food

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Recent Examples on the Web The tiger shrimp were fine for novices — tender, big, and snappy. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Warming up to Chinese hot pot at Little Sheep," 5 Apr. 2018 Many former farmers have switched to raising tiger shrimp – now Bangladesh’s second biggest export after garments – in shallow ponds. Manipadma Jena, The Christian Science Monitor, "With tides rising, Bangladeshi farmers turn to flood-resistant crabs," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tiger shrimp

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Tiger shrimp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20shrimp. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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