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shrimp

shrimp

 
pronunciation:
shrImp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shrimp, shrimps
definition 1: any of several small, mostly saltwater shellfish with long tails and five pairs of walking legs, or any of various similar shellfish, many of which are edible.
 
definition 2: the flesh of this animal eaten as food.
The seafood salad is made with both shrimp and lobster.He ordered the fried shrimp as his entree.
definition 3: (informal) one that is small or insignificant.
similar words:
midget, scrub
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shrimped, shrimping, shrimps
definition: to fish for shrimp.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of shrimp, or having shrimp as an ingredient.
definition 2: of or pertaining to shrimp.
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  arthropod, crustacean, food, invertebrate