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prawn

 (prôn)
n.
1. Any of various shrimps, especially one that is large or inhabits fresh water.
2. The flesh of a prawn, used as food.
intr.v. prawned, prawn·ing, prawns
To fish for prawns.

[Middle English praine, prane.]

prawn′er n.

prawn

(prɔːn)
n
1. (Animals) any of various small edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and two pairs of pincers
2. come the raw prawn informal Austral to attempt deception
[C15: of obscure origin]
ˈprawner n

prawn

(prɔn)

n.
1. any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the genera Palaemonetes, Penaeus, etc., some of which are used as food.
2. any shrimp.
v.i.
3. to catch prawns, as for food.
[1400–50; late Middle English prane, of uncertain orig.]
prawn′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prawn - any of various edible decapod crustaceansprawn - any of various edible decapod crustaceans
shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
shrimp cocktail - a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
river prawn - large Australian prawn
2.prawn - shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
genus Palaemon, Palaemon - type genus of the family Palaemonidae; widely distributed genus
long-clawed prawn, Palaemon australis, river prawn - large (a foot or more) edible freshwater prawn common in Australian rivers
Verb1.prawn - fish for prawns
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"
Translations
جَمْبَرِيقُريْدِس، جَمْبَري
garnátkreveta
reje
katkarapu
škamp
djúphafsrækja
クルマエビ
참새우
krevetė
garnele
räka
กุ้ง
iri karideskarides
con tôm

prawn

[prɔːn]
A. N (esp Brit) (medium) → gamba f, camarón m (esp LAm); (small) → camarón m, quisquilla f (Sp); (= Dublin Bay prawn, large prawn) → langostino m
B. CPD prawn cocktail Ncóctel m de gambas

prawn

[ˈprɔːn]
n (British)crevette f (rose)
modif [salad] → de crevettes; [sandwich] → aux crevettesprawn cocktail (British) shrimp cocktail (US) ncocktail m de crevettesprawn crackers nplchips fpl de crevettes

prawn

nGarnele f

prawn

[prɔːn] ngambero, gamberetto

prawn

(proːn) noun
a type of edible shellfish like the shrimp.

prawn

جَمْبَرِي kreveta reje Garnele γαρίδα camarón, gamba katkarapu crevette škamp gambero クルマエビ 참새우 garnaal (stor) reke krewetka camarão креветка räka กุ้ง karides con tôm
References in classic literature ?
To lines bated with prawn, soles came, with numerous gambols, to bite.
depreciate, the delicate fat Milton oyster, the plaice sound and firm, the flounder as much alive as when in the water, the shrimp as big as a prawn, the fine cod alive but a few hours ago, or any other of the various treasures which those water-deities who fish the sea and rivers have committed to the care of the nymphs, the angry Naiades lift up their immortal voices, and the prophane wretch is struck deaf for his impiety.
However, I ate a few prawns and the wing of a chicken and drank half a glass of tokay, which he had himself, he told me, brought from the Konigsberg cellars.
Then they began to pass around the dusky, piquant, Arlesian sausages, and lobsters in their dazzling red cuirasses, prawns of large size and brilliant color, the echinus with its prickly outside and dainty morsel within, the clovis, esteemed by the epicures of the South as more than rivalling the exquisite flavor of the oyster, -- all the delicacies, in fact, that are cast up by the wash of waters on the sandy beach, and styled by the grateful fishermen "fruits of the sea.
They are the prawns of the air," said Joe, who added that he was sorry that he had never had the chance to taste them--just for information's sake!
Then she caught sight of a cat trying to get at a dish of prawns on the kitchen table, and with a dexterous gesture and a lively volley of abuse flung a book at its scampering tail.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
From one issue the notes of a piano, which a young lady in ringlets practises six hours daily, to the delight of the fellow- lodgers: at another, lovely Polly, the nurse-maid, may be seen dandling Master Omnium in her arms: whilst Jacob, his papa, is beheld eating prawns, and devouring the Times for breakfast, at the window below.
Nor anything unwholesome, either, unless there's lobster-salad or prawns, which I'm told are not good for digestion.
He said: "This delicious prawn curry is the perfect blend of spicy, fresh and creamy -- a real delight for the tastebuds.
PF2 is pursuing a similar course for quality brood stock for the Mexican White and Green Prawn varieties.
So, basically the gist of that is with there being such a huge choice of prawns out there comes a huge amount of versatility, from the humble prawn cocktail to my delicious stir-fried rice dish today.