Definition of 'prawn'
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Add the whole prawns and cook until they rise to the surface. The Sun (2016) Add the peeled prawns and one tbsp of sauce. The Sun (2016)Simmer for 5-10 mins then add the prawns. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Add the prawn mixture, ginger and broccoli. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A banquet of tiger prawn and lemon quinoa risotto. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What price a prawn sandwich? Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this one, chunks of white crab meat and plump tiger prawns vie for your fork's attention. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Season and add the peeled prawns and snipped chives. A Passion for Food (1989)Push the prawn about halfway up the stick and then add another prawn in the same way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Place a tiger prawn on top and garnish with a sprig of dill. The Sun (2011)Now add the prawns and a squeeze of lemon juice. The Sun (2012)Grilled tiger prawns and glasses of bubbly can be enjoyed poolside. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Add the prawns to the the cooled shallot mixture and mix well. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Add the prawns and stir to coat. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Add prawns and cook to warm through. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Of all shellfish, prawns are still the most popular to cook at home. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Highlights include grilled tiger prawns, and slowly braised veal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Food is also served; try the tiger prawn risotto or fish soup. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the sea, it was the same and in many areas we are now down to the prawns and shellfish. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Seafood is Lisbon's speciality and the restaurant serves king prawns the size of lobsters. The Sun (2014)P is for prawn sandwiches. The Sun (2009)To Judge from the empty seats, holders of tickets for the royal box were still attacking the prawn sandwich platter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everything in football, from tribalism to prawn sandwiches, comes because football can serve up such moments as a matter of routine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'prawn'
British English: prawn /prɔːn/ NOUN
A prawn is a small edible shellfish, similar to a shrimp.
- American English: shrimp
- Arabic: جَمْبَرِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: camarão
- Chinese: 虾
- Croatian: škamp
- Czech: kreveta
- Danish: reje
- Dutch: garnaal
- European Spanish: gamba
- Finnish: katkarapu
- French: crevette
- German: Garnele
- Greek: γαρίδα
- Italian: gambero
- Japanese: クルマエビ
- Korean: 참새우
- Norwegian: (stor) reke
- Polish: krewetka
- European Portuguese: camarão
- Romanian: crevete
- Russian: креветка
- Spanish: camarón
- Swedish: räka
- Thai: กุ้ง
- Turkish: karides
- Ukrainian: креветка
- Vietnamese: con tôm
Definition of prawn from the Collins English Dictionary
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