Etymology
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scampi (n.)

"prawns eaten as a delicacy," by 1930, popular from 1960s, plural of Italian scampo "prawn," a word from Venetian dialect, ultimately from Greek kampē, also "caterpillar, silkworm, grub," probably all in the sense of "the curved animal," literally "a bending, bow, curvature" (see campus).

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Definitions of scampi

scampi (n.)
large shrimp sauteed in oil or butter and garlic;
From wordnet.princeton.edu