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3 definitions found
 for prawn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prawn \Prawn\, n. [OE. prane, of unknown origin; cf. L. perna a
     sea mussel.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea
     having slender legs and long antenn[ae]. They mostly belong
     to the genera Pandalus, Pal[ae]mon, Pal[ae]monetes, and
     Peneus, and are much used as food. The common English prawn
     is Pal[ae]mon serratus.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is often applied to any large shrimp.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prawn
      n 1: any of various edible decapod crustaceans [syn: prawn,
           shrimp]
      2: shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers;
         most are edible
      v 1: fish for prawns

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "prawn":
     Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, blue point, clam, coquillage, crab,
     crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam,
     lobster, mussel, oyster, periwinkle, quahog, scallop, shellfish,
     shrimp, snail, soft-shell crab, steamer, whelk
  
  

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