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



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 Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prawn