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shrimp

shrimp

pronunciation:
shrImp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shrimp, shrimps
definition 1: a small animal with a hard, jointed shell and five pairs of legs. Most kinds of shrimp live in the ocean, but a few kinds live in fresh water. Shrimp are crustaceans and are closely related to crabs and lobsters. Many kinds of shrimp can be eaten.
Many shrimp are caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
definition 2: the flesh of this animal eaten as food.
The seafood salad is made with both shrimp and lobster.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shrimped, shrimping, shrimps
definition: to fish for shrimp.
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  arthropod, crustacean, food, invertebrate