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(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike crustacea having slender legs and long antennae. They mostly belong to the genera Pandalus, Palaemon, Palaemonetes, and Peneus, and are much used as food. The common english prawn in Palaemon serratus.

The name is often applied to any large shrimp.

Origin: OE. Prane, of unknown origin; cf. L. Perna a sea mussel.

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by lindyloo03
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:56 pm
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Shrimp and Prawn?

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by Eolian1701
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:30 pm
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i know this is a late reply but I just want to say that...

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by icandy
Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:24 am
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Topic: Shrimp and Prawn?
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:15 pm
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