• WordNet 3.6
    • v prawn fish for prawns
    • n prawn shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
    • n prawn any of various edible decapod crustaceans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prawn (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea having slender legs and long antennæ. They mostly belong to the genera Pandalus Palæmon Palæmonetes, and Peneus, and are much used as food. The common English prawn is Palæmon serratus.☞ The name is often applied to any large shrimp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prawn A longtailed ten-footed crustacean, Palæmon serratus, abundant on the shores of Great Britain, resembling the shrimp, but having a long serrate rostrum; hence, any species of the family Palæmonidæ. The common prawn is 3 or 4 inches long, and is marketed in vast numbers. Among the species known as prawns in the United States, and available for food, are Palæmonetes vulgaris, Palinurus interruptus (the Californian sea crawfish), and the shrimp (Peneus brasiliensis) of the southern United States. Æsop's prawn is a member of the genus Hippolyte.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prawn prawn a small edible crustacean like the shrimp.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. prane, of unknown origin; cf. L. perna, a sea mussel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. perna, a mussel.


In literature:

Then have a hundred of prawns, boiled, picked, and buttered, or fryed.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Then he took Polly home, and eat prawns with Mr. and Mrs. Neefit.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
There's prawns there if yu knows where to look, but not like 't used to be.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
I have known her to exist a whole day on prawns and ices, or Bath buns with lemonade.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Bone the anchovies and wash them, peel the prawns, and then cut all the ingredients into very small dice.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
From that piece of monotony to the prawn is already a good step; and how far above that is the seal!
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
Shrimps and prawns of many shapes and colours inhabit every pool.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Only small fish and prawns are caught in this way.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
The noose is gradually slipped over the protruding eyes, when it is drawn taut, and thus the great prawns are landed.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
The prawn has never been tried on the Shuswap Lake; it might be worth a trial.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert

In poetry:

An image of a piano-tuner
with a basket of prawns on his shoulder
and a firescreen under his arm
his moustache made of clay-clotted twigs
and his cheeks daubed with wine
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
The melancholy dead marine
Sown thick along the beaches,
The can that held the late sardine,
Or potted prawn, or peaches,
Are things of innocence beside
Gay Tom and Topsy in the tide.
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis
How do carp resolve the eel and terror here?
They face so many times this brown-ribbed fall of leaves
predicting weather foreign as a shark or prawn
and floating still above them in the paling sun.
"Underwater Autumn" by Richard F Hugo

In news:

GRILLED GARLIC PRAWNS 30 fresh prawns , peeled and d. In this section.
The latter is a true prawn .
Fishermen are pulling up the invasive prawns - some 12 inches long - and wondering whether they have a new market or a new problem.
Once the prawns are pink, add vegetables.
Researchers probing the depths off the coast of New Zealand have discovered a giant "super prawn " that tapes out at almost a foot long.
300g peeled king prawns .
Season prawns with kosher salt.
Stand 3 prawns in circle around each salad.
Place pan in oven and cook until egg sets and prawns are done.
I am always happy to see swimming prawns .
The seafood noodle soup ($8.95), which brings together jumbo prawns, squid and barbecued pork, is item number 28 out of 56 choices.
Crunchy coconut prawns with sweet lime & coconut dipping sauce.
Vietnam and sour tamarind soup with prawns.
Image courtesy of Prawn Song Records (via ABC News Radio).
Prawn, or shrimp, cocktail has been a classic appetizer from decade to decade.

In science:

As highlighted in the figure, Prawn’s functionalities are accessible through the Prawn Library.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Messages and requests received from the library are then processed by the Prawn Engine.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
The Prawn Library and Engine communicate with each other through the loop-back interface using a simple request/reply mechanism.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Running Prawn requires only a few basic steps.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
In particular, in the Prawn con figuration file it is necessary to set the names of the wireless interface and network (e.g., the ESSID).
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11