from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various edible crustaceans similar to but larger than the shrimps.
- intransitive v. To fish for prawns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large shrimp.
- n. A woman with a very toned body, but an unattractive face.
- v. To fish for prawns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea having slender legs and long antennæ. They mostly belong to the genera Pandalus, Palæmon, Palæmonetes, and Peneus, and are much used as food. The common English prawn is Palæmon serratus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A longtailed ten-footed crustacean, Palæmon serratus, abundant on the shores of Great Britain, resembling the shrimp, but having a long serrate rostrum; hence, any species of the family Palæmonidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
- v. fish for prawns
- n. any of various edible decapod crustaceans
Middle English praine, prane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)