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Definition of Shrimp

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

A pound of Alaskan king crab legs and buffalo shrimp = happy Travie.
Travie McCoy

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

Unlike other Jewish families, we didn't go out for Chinese food on Sundays, but we spent our time in a world of baking powder biscuits and the best shrimp cocktails that ever were.
Ricky Jay

What I love about the term 'salad' is that it can appear in so many different forms and says a lot about the cook. It could be a simple as fresh green lettuces tossed with a basic vinaigrette, or it could be as hearty as a couscous salad with grilled shrimp.
Marcus Samuelsson
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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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