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Noun: shrimp  shrimp
  1. Small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
     
  2. Any of various edible decapod crustaceans
    - prawn
     
  3. Disparaging term for small people
    - runt, peewee, half-pint
Verb: shrimp  shrimp
  1. Fish for shrimp

Derived forms: shrimping, shrimps, shrimped

Type of: decapod, decapod crustacean, fish, seafood, small person

Part of: Crangonidae, family Crangonidae, prawn cocktail [Brit], shrimp cocktail [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Shrimp