Definition of prawn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prawn

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɔːn//
 
[countable, uncountable](especially British English)(usually North American English shrimp) Invertebrates
 
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a shellfish with ten legs and a long tail, that can be eaten. Prawns turn pink when cooked. For this recipe you need 250g of peeled king prawns. See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin.
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