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langoustine

[lang-guh-steen] /ˌlæŋ gəˈstin/
noun
1.
a large prawn, Nephrops norvegicus, used for food.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < French < Spanish langostino, equivalent to langost(a) crayfish (< Vulgar Latin, for Latin locusta kind of crustacean, locust) + -ino -ine1
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Examples for langoustine
  • Its specialties include several dishes featuring local shellfish, including rock lobster, langoustine and prawns.
  • He'll serve a langoustine flanked by barely cooked tiny yellow carrots and a minute fronded radish.
  • The langoustine are creel-caught, the salmon organic, and the scallops landed by divers.
British Dictionary definitions for langoustine

langoustine

/ˌlɒŋɡuːsˈtiːn/
noun
1.
a large prawn or small lobster
Word Origin
from French, diminutive of langouste
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