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Meaning of prawn

prawn

Pronunciation: (prôn), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various shrimplike decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc., certain of which are used as food.
  2. to try to impose on or deceive someone (fol. by with).
—v.t.
  1. to catch prawns, as for food.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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