Crossword clues for shrimp
- Trawler's catch
- Tempura choice
- Small crustacean
- Puny one
- Scampi ingredient
- Marine crustacean
- ___ cocktail
- Small sea creature
- Scampi requirement
- Creole seafood
- Bubba Gump offering
- Tempura selection
- Seafood staple
- Seafood served butterflied
- Relative of the prawn
- Prawn's kin
- Kabob item
- Grits go-with
- Forrest Gump's catch
- Food item often prepared with lemon and garlic
- Delectable crustacean
- Crustacean in a cocktail
- "Popcorn" shellfish
- "Cocktail" seafood
- ___ cocktail (seafood appetizer)
- ___ scampi
- Small fry
- Gulf Coast catch
- Many species are edible
- Disparaging terms for small people
- Any of various edible decapod crustaceans
- Small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers
- Cocktail crustacean
- Weak character’s quiet tear about male
- Small, weak person
- Small edible crustacean
- Fish in quiet river with mischievous child
- Little man in the pink?
- A shipmaster, when not at sea, ordered seafood
- Basis of a seafood cocktail?
- Half-pint of small prawns by the looks of them?
- Tiny kid getting quiet parent initially on edge
- Seafood selection
- Seafood item
- Seafood choice
- Seafood order
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shrimp \Shrimp\, n. [OE. shrimp; -- probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See Shrimp, v.]
Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.
In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.
In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.
Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.
This weak and writhled shrimp.
Opossum shrimp. (Zo["o]l.) See under Opossum.
Spector shrimp, or Skeleton shrimp (Zo["o]l.), any slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella and allied genera. See Illust. under L[ae]modopoda.
Shrimp catcher (Zo["o]l.), the little tern ( Sterna minuta).
Shrimp net, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.
Shrimp \Shrimp\, v. t. [Cf. AS. scrimman to dry up, wither, MHG. schrimpfen to shrink, G. schrumpfen, Dan. skrumpe, skrumpes, Da. & Sw. skrumpen shriveled. Cf. Scrimp, Shrink, Shrivel.] To contract; to shrink. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "slender, edible marine crustacean," probably from Old Norse skreppa "thin person," from Proto-Germanic *skrimp- (see scrimp). Related to Old English scrimman "to shrink;" the connecting notion is probably "thinness" (compare Danish dialectal skrimpe "thin cattle"). The meaning "puny person" in English is attested from late 14c.; an especially puny one might be a shrimplet (1680s).
"fish for shrimp," 1801 (implied in shrimping ), from shrimp (n.). Related: Shrimper (1808).
Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of many swimming, often edible crustaceans, chiefly of the infraorder Caridea or the suborder Dendrobranchiata, with slender legs, long whiskers and a long abdomen. 2 (context uncountable English) The flesh of such crustaceans. 3 (context slang English) A small, puny or unimportant person. vb. (context intransitive English) To fish for '''shrimp'''. Etymology 2
vb. To contract; to shrink.
v. fish for shrimp
Shrimp are stalk-eyed swimming crustaceans.
Shrimp can also refer to:
The term shrimp is used to refer to some decapod crustaceans, although the exact animals covered can vary. Used broadly, it may cover any of the groups with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion – most commonly Caridea and Dendrobranchiata. In some fields, however, the term is used more narrowly, and may be restricted to Caridea, to smaller species of either group, or to only the marine species. Under the broader definition, shrimp may be synonymous with prawn, covering stalk-eyed swimming crustaceans with long narrow muscular tails ( abdomens), long whiskers ( antennae), and slender legs. They swim forward by paddling with swimmerets on the underside of their abdomens. Crabs and lobsters have strong walking legs, whereas shrimp have thin fragile legs which they use primarily for perching.
Shrimp are widespread and abundant. They can be found feeding near the seafloor on most coasts and estuaries, as well as in rivers and lakes. To escape predators, some species flip off the seafloor and dive into the sediment. They usually live from one to seven years. Shrimp are often solitary, though they can form large schools during the spawning season. There are thousands of species, and usually there is a species adapted to any particular habitat. Any small crustacean which resembles a shrimp tends to be called one.
They play important roles in the food chain and are an important food source for larger animals ranging from fish to whales. The muscular tails of many shrimp are edible to humans, and they are widely caught and farmed for human consumption. Commercial shrimp species support an industry worth 50 billion dollars a year, and in 2010 the total commercial production of shrimp was nearly 7 million tonnes. Shrimp farming became more prevalent during the 1980s, particularly in China, and by 2007 the harvest from shrimp farms exceeded the capture of wild shrimp. There are significant issues with excessive bycatch when shrimp are captured in the wild, and with pollution damage done to estuaries when they are used to support shrimp farming. Many shrimp species are small as the term shrimp suggests, about long, but some shrimp exceed . Larger shrimp are more likely to be targeted commercially, and are often referred to as prawns, particularly in Britain.
Usage examples of "shrimp".
Tandoor in Cleveland, in the torpid afterglow of Jhinga Biryani, lightly spiced rice and shrimp, Baigan Bharta, rich and pungent roasted eggplant, Palak Raita, a spinach and yogurt condiment that cools the palate, and the wondrous Indian bread naan.
Remove the shrimp paste with a slotted spoon to a mortar, blender, or food processor.
Allow to cook until lightly browned, then remove to a food processor, blender, or heavy mortar, and blend with the dried shrimp to a smooth paste.
They were halfway through their entree, Lo Manto savoring a mixed grill of squid, shrimp, scallops, eel, clams, and mussels and a large tomato and red onion salad while Felipe devoured a steak pizza iola garlic mashed potatoes, and a side of marinated eggplant.
He examined it closely and thought he could discern, beneath the military crest, an overpainted picture of a bottle of sauce being upended on a plate of shrimps.
When she had finished that chore he asked her to serve the cold breast of chicken and huge boiled shrimp in their shells, and to see that the pasteries and nougat confections were evenly divided.
Milton oyster, the plaice sound and firm, the flounder as much alive as when in the water, the shrimp as big as a prawn, the fine cod alive but a few hours ago, or any other of the various treasures which those water-deities who fish the sea and rivers have committed to the care of the nymphs, the angry Naiades lift up their immortal voices, and the prophane wretch is struck deaf for his impiety.
The roof was hung with hams and polonies and sausages, there were barrels of pickled meats, stacks of fat round cheeses, cases of Hansa beer, cases of cognac, pyramids of canned truffles, asparagus tips, shrimps, mushrooms, olives in oil, and other rarities.
She moved to strip protection for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Area near San Diego, as well as hundreds of thousands of acres in the Southwest that are home to the arroyo toad, the fairy shrimp, the endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly, and dozens of rare desert plants.
Sometimes I was shrimp and he was the shrimpy taste of me on his tongue.
Inroads had been made on the Italian shrimp salad with oranges and herbed orzo, but the chocolate-walnut torte had only one bite taken from it.
On the eighteenth of September the fare had consisted of turtle soup, sauteed shrimp and mushrooms, grilled tournedos of beef, roasted guinea hen, rice and gravy, fresh green beans, with jam crepes and berry cobbler for dessert.
But while he debated the unswallowed part of the shrimp grew perceptibly smaller.
I went and bought two steaks as thick as my fist, frozen shrimp, cocktail sauce, an orchid with funny grey petals edged with green, a bandanna with a pattern of dice all adding up to seven or eleven, gin and vermouth, both imported, and a vast silly shoulder bag of woven green straw.
Eating great food, tropical shrimp ceviche, rare ahi tuna, butternut squash enchiladas.