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

Examples of tiger shrimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sze goes with tiger shrimp, but feel free to go with your shrimp of choice. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 19 Feb. 2022 Oysters on the go - Farm Suzuki of Japan is selling its specialty fried and raw oysters on the half shell and raw tiger shrimp at vending machines in Hiroshima and Tokyo, complete with a microwave for heating. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Feb. 2022 Jenevein’s most popular dishes are the tiger shrimp, roast beef po’boy and Maiu mushroom burger. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 11 Feb. 2020 The tiger shrimp were fine for novices — tender, big, and snappy. Craig Laban, Philly.com, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20shrimp. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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