noun see prawn II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prawn — I. noun Etymology: Middle English prane Date: 15th century any of various widely distributed edible decapod crustaceans: as a. one (as of the genera Pandalus and Penaeus) that resembles shrimps and has a large compressed abdomen b. shrimp;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • prawn — /prɔn / (say prawn) noun 1. any of various shrimp like decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc. (suborder Macrura), certain of which are used as food. 2. Colloquial a weak, spiritless, insignificant person: he s a bit of a prawn …   Australian English dictionary

  • prawn — [prôn] n. [ME prane < ?] a large shrimp or other similar crustacean vi. to fish for prawns prawner n …   English World dictionary

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