langoustine

[ lang-guh-steen ]
/ ˌlæŋ gəˈstin /

noun

a large prawn, Nephrops norvegicus, used for food.

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

Word Origin for langoustine

from French, diminutive of langouste
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