verb (used with object)
Origin of prawn
Examples from the Web for prawn
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.
A bit later on the prawn takes precedence, the bigger the prawn the better.The Sunny Side of Ireland|John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
It was out and the safety off before the flint landed; as the prawn fled, he fired from the hip.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Injured sponges are eaten by the prawn Palmon lamarrei, which, however, only attacks them when the dermal membrane is broken.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
But for a prawn curry there is no place like the City of Palaces.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
Then on and on with our numbers always increasing, for we passed very few pools that did not contain one prawn at least.Devon Boys|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for prawn
Word Origin for prawn
Word Origin and History for prawn
early 15c., prayne, of unknown origin. "No similar name found in other langs." [OED].