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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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langoustine

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