scampi


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scam·pi

 (skăm′pē, skäm′-)
n. pl. scampi
1. Large shrimp broiled or sautéed and served in a garlic and butter sauce.
adj.
Served in a garlic and butter sauce: lobster scampi.

[Italian, pl. of scampo, a kind of lobster, from Greek kampē, bending (from its shape), perhaps from Greek kamptein, to bend.]

scampi

(ˈskæmpɪ)
n
(Cookery) (usually functioning as singular) large prawns, usually eaten fried in breadcrumbs
[Italian: plural of scampo shrimp, of obscure origin]

scam•pi

(ˈskæm pi, ˈskɑm-)

n., pl. -pi.
1. a large shrimp or prawn.
2. a dish of these cooked esp. in butter and garlic.
[1920–25; < Italian, pl. of scampo < Upper Italian (Venetian)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scampi - large shrimp sauteed in oil or butter and garlic
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Translations
krevety
dybstegte rejer
jättikatkaravun pyrstöt
škampi
クルマエビ
가시발새우
scampi
กุ้งชุบแป้งทอด
tôm càng

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[ˈskæmpɪ] Ngambas fpl rebozadas

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[ˈskæmpi] npllangoustines fpl (frites), scampi mpl

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[ˈskæmpɪ] nplscampi mpl

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جَمْبَرِيٌّ كَبِير krevety dybstegte rejer Scampi καραβίδες langostinos jättikatkaravun pyrstöt langoustine škampi scampi クルマエビ 가시발새우 scampi scampi duże krewetki camarão-lagosta frito, gambas креветки scampi กุ้งชุบแป้งทอด büyük karides tôm càng 班节虾
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The scampi was tender and juicy and the breadcrumbs were crispy.
My favourite was scampi and chips in the basket with a sachet of tomato sauce, delicious.
Most times scampi doesn't merit a second glance when I scan a menu.