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shrimp

(Encyclopedia) shrimp, small marine decapod crustacean with 10 jointed legs on the thorax, well-developed swimmerets on the abdominal segments, and a body that is compressed…

Brewer's: Shrimp

A child, a puny little fellow, in the same ratio to a man as a shrimp to a lobster. Fry is also used for children. (Anglo-Saxon, Scrine-an, to shrink; Danish, skrumpe; Dutch, krimpen.) It…

mantis shrimp

(Encyclopedia) mantis shrimp, marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, characterized by a pair of enlarged appendages, called maxillipeds, that form powerful claws for seizing…

brine shrimp

(Encyclopedia) brine shrimp, common name for a primitive crustacean that seldom reaches more than   1⁄2 in. (1.3 cm) in length and is commonly used for fish food in…

prawn

(Encyclopedia) prawn: see shrimp .

Morgan City

(Encyclopedia) Morgan City, city (1990 pop. 14,531), St. Mary parish, S La., a fishing port on the Atchafalaya River (connected to the Intracoastal Waterway ); inc. 1860 as…