langoustine
noun Etymology: French, diminutive of langouste Date: 1946 a small edible lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) of European seas having long slender claws — called also Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster

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  • langoustine — [ lɑ̃gustin ] n. f. • 1802; de langouste ♦ Petit crustacé marin aux pinces longues et grêles, appelé aussi homard de Norvège. Beignets de langoustines. ⇒aussi scampi. ● langoustine nom féminin (de langouste) Crustacé décapode de la taille et de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • langoustine — [läŋ΄goo stēn′, laŋ΄goo stēn′; läŋ΄gəstēn′; ] Fr [ län go͞o stēn′] n. [Fr, dim. of LANGOUSTE] any of several edible decapod crustaceans; esp., a small lobster of the North Atlantic …   English World dictionary

  • Langoustine — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme «  Langoustine  » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. Langoustine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • langoustine — UK [ˌlɒŋɡuˈstiːn] / US [ˌlɑŋɡuˈstɪn] noun [countable] Word forms langoustine : singular langoustine plural langoustines a shellfish that is a type of small lobster …   English dictionary

  • langoustine — /ˈlɒŋgustin/ (say longgoohsteen), /lɒŋguˈstin/ (say longgooh steen) noun a small orange pink lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, found in the north eastern Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, and the Adriatic; langoustine tails are cooked and eaten as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • LANGOUSTINE — n. f. Petite langouste …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • langoustine — /lang geuh steen /, n. a large prawn, Nephrops norvegicus, used for food. [1910 15; < F < Sp langostino, equiv. to langost(a) crayfish ( < VL, for L locusta kind of crustacean, LOCUST) + ino INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • langoustine — noun Any of several large edible European prawns …   Wiktionary

  • langoustine —    (lahn goo STEEN) [French] The Norway lobster: a large shrimp or prawn, also called Dublin Bay prawn.    We devoured a memorable gratin de langoustines at Lapérouse …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • langoustine — [ lɒŋgʊsti:n] noun a Norway lobster. Origin Fr., from langouste (see langouste) …   English new terms dictionary

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