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

     

    shrimp

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ʃrɪmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃrɪmp//
     
    (pl. shrimps, shrimp) Invertebrates
     
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  1. 1a small shellfish that can be eaten, like a prawn but smaller. Shrimps turn pink when cooked. See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2(North American English) = prawn grilled shrimp
  3. Word Origin Middle English: probably related to Middle Low German schrempen ‘to wrinkle’, Middle High German schrimpfen ‘to contract’, also to scrimp.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shrimp

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