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Definition of Shrimp

  • 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.
  • small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
  • any of various edible decapod crustaceans
  • disparaging terms for small people
  • fish for shrimp

How to use shrimp in a sentence. Shrimp pronunciation.

I didn't feel quite so much of a shrimp before him.
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The only relief was a morbid tinge of faded shrimp pink in his nostrils and ears.
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I call to mind the luau where Kalakua, the King, presided over the dispensation of stewed puppy, lifted to one's lips by brown but fair fingers, of live shrimps, of poi and taro and balls of boiled sea-weed stuffed with Heaven knows what; and to crown all, or to drown all, the insinuating liquor kava, followed when the festival was done by the sensuous but fascinating hula hula, danced by maidens of varying loveliness.
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Because, said Gymnast, they have no cooks to dress them; and, if they be not competently made ready, they remain red and not white; the redness of meats being a token that they have not got enough of the fire, whether by boiling, roasting, or otherwise, except the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and crayfishes, which are cardinalized with boiling.
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We saw them fishing for shrimps and other small creatures along the edges of the water.
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You may rouse the jaded toper with roasted shrimps and African cockles; for lettuce after wine floats upon the soured stomach: by ham preferably, and by sausages, it craves to be restored to its appetite: nay, it will prefer every thing which is brought smoking hot from the nasty eating-houses.
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A lamprey is brought in, extended in a dish, in the midst of floating shrimps.
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Put the butter in a saucepan, add the pepper, chopped; shake until the pepper is soft, add the tomato and all the seasoning, and the shrimps.
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Put the scrambled eggs on toast in the center of a platter, pour over and around the shrimp mixture and send to the table.
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Also deviled whitebait; also shrimps of choice quality; and a platter of small soft-shell crabs of a most superior breed.
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Even the fish are shy of haunting a bottom which shifts with every storm; and innumerable shrimps are almost the only product of the shallow barren sea: beside, all is silence and desolation, as of a world waiting to be made.
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The machine was painted in bright hues of green, yellow, and red, and it resembled as a whole a compound of hornet, grasshopper, and shrimp, magnified enormously.
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We watched every three nights, lying on the cold bare ground what weather soever came, worked all the next day, which brought our men to be most feeble wretches, our food was but a small can of barley, sod in water to five men a day, our drink but cold water taken out of the river, which was at the flood very salt, at a low tide full of shrimp and filth, which was the destruction of many of our men.
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He passed great shoals of bass and mullet, leaping and rushing in after the shrimps, but he never heeded them, or they him; and once he passed a great black shining seal, who was coming in after the mullet.
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He asked the bass and the pollock; but they were so greedy after the shrimps that they did not care to answer him a word.
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There were moths with pink heads and wings and opal bodies, that flapped about slowly; moths with brown wings that flapped about quickly; yellow shrimps that hopped and skipped most quickly of all; and jellies of all the colours in the world, that neither hopped nor skipped, but only dawdled and yawned, and would not get out of his way.
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Let fry; then stir in 1 tablespoonful of flour; add 1/2 cup of water; let boil; add 1 quart of shrimps, salt, pepper and parsley.
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Put some boiled rice on a platter; add the shrimps and pour over the sauce.
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Then fill with chopped boiled fish, oysters, shrimps and some chopped mushrooms.
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Shrimp Salad. Drain 1 cup of shrimps and 1 can of sardines; cut into small pieces.
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Examples of Shrimp

Example #1
Not quite so majestic as usual, I thought.
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And decidedly he was in better spirits.
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But he proved better than he looked.
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So, of course, when the hunter arrived he was, white as marble, from mane to tail and hoofs; his very eyes were of a cheap china colour, suggestive of cataractine blindness.
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Of these Van Blaricom, the American, said, "they'd capture Chicago in a week with that racket," and he showed Blithelygo his calculations as to profits.
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I remember the rainbow-coloured harbour of Honolulu Hilo, the simply joyous Arcadie at the foot of Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea which lifted violet shoulders to the morning, the groves of cocoa-palms and tamarinds, the waterfalls dropping over sheer precipices a thousand feet into the ocean, the green embrasures where the mango, the guava, and the lovi lovi grow, and where the hibiscus lifts red hands to the light.