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langoustine

[ lang-guh-steen ]
/ ˌlæŋ gəˈstin /
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noun

a large prawn, Nephrops norvegicus, used for food.

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Origin of langoustine

1910–15; <French <Spanish langostino, equivalent to langost(a) crayfish (<Vulgar Latin, for Latin locusta kind of crustacean, locust) + -ino-ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for langoustine

langoustine
/ (ˌlɒŋɡuːsˈtiːn) /

noun

a large prawn or small lobster
from French, diminutive of langouste
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