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Definition of Shrimp


  1. To contract; to shrink.
  2. Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.
  3. In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.
  4. In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.
  5. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.

Shrimp Quotations

When I had a job catering, I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray.
Amy Poehler

Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on. Once I found out shrimp, scallops and lobster were my allergic triggers, I had to change my diet.
Adrian Peterson

I make some of my best recipes with a simple homemade stock. Keep shrimp shells stored in a plastic bag in the freezer. When you have almost a gallon-bag full, you can make a stock in 30 minutes that you can use in soups and sauces. You can then freeze the stock in ice-cube trays.
Emeril Lagasse

If you're going to saute something, lightly spray olive oil in the pan or on veggies before you serve them. It adds a nice flavor. We grill a lot, so I'll use a little on my corn or my shrimp.
Alison Sweeney

I shall be but a shrimp of an author.
Thomas Gray
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Shrimp Translations

shrimp in Dutch is garnaal
shrimp in German is Garnele, Krabbe
shrimp in Italian is granchiolino
shrimp in Spanish is gamba
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