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Meaning of PRAWN

Pronunciation:  pron

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
  2. [n]  any of various edible decapod crustaceans
  3. [v]  fish for prawns

PRAWN is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: shrimp
 See Also: decapod, decapod crustacean, fish, genus Palaemon, long-clawed prawn, Palaemon, Palaemon australis, river prawn, river prawn, seafood, shrimp cocktail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prawn\, n. [OE. prane, of unknown origin; cf. L. perna a
sea mussel.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea
having slender legs and long antenn[ae]. They mostly belong
to the genera {Pandalus}, {Pal[ae]mon}, {Pal[ae]monetes}, and
{Peneus}, and are much used as food. The common English prawn
is {Pal[ae]mon serratus}.

Note: The name is often applied to any large shrimp.

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