any of various shrimplike decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc., certain of which are used as food.
to catch prawns, as for food.
Idioms about prawn
come the raw prawn, Australian Slang. to try to impose on or deceive someone (followed by with).
- prawner, noun
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How to use prawn in a sentence
The iconic Stagecoach Inn hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1959, and the restaurant is still known for its crispy hand-breaded prawns, prime rib, and steak and beans.
prawn COCKTAILThis is also delicious if you replace the shrimp with smoked salmon or cooked crab.
Similar in appearance and often used synonymously—and erroneously—the shrimp and the prawn are two different creatures.
After a lunch of prawn curry and rice at the Bunder, you may want to visit the Lighthouse Hill and its vicinity.
Among them are the shrimp and prawn, thin-shelled, active crustaceans common along our eastern coast.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
They strike the water with great force, and so send the prawn or Shrimp quickly backwards.
To move quickly, the Shrimp or prawn merely bends his body, then straightens it.
When the prawn or Shrimp is not in a hurry, he swims slowly but surely with the little paddles, or "swimmerets."
To tell a live Shrimp from a prawn, look at the long pointed beak which juts out from the front of the head.
British Dictionary definitions for prawn
any of various small edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and two pairs of pincers
come the raw prawn Australian informal to attempt deception
- prawner, noun
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