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prawn (n.)

"long-tailed, ten-footed shrimp-like crustacean, abundant on the shores of the British Isles," early 15c., prayne, a word of unknown origin. "No similar name found in other langs." [OED].

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Definitions of prawn from WordNet
1
prawn (n.)
any of various edible decapod crustaceans;
Synonyms: shrimp
prawn (n.)
shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible;
2
prawn (v.)
fish for prawns;
From wordnet.princeton.edu