shrimpPronunciation: (shrimp), [key]
—n., pl. shrimps, (esp. collectively) shrimp for 1,
any of several small, long-tailed, chiefly marine crustaceans of the decapod suborder Natania, certain species of which are used as food.
a diminutive or insignificant person.
to catch or try to catch shrimps.
(of food) made with or containing shrimp: shrimp salad.
of or pertaining to shrimp or their catching, processing, and marketing: a shrimp boat.
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