Shrimp

Definition of Shrimp

v. t.1.To contract; to shrink.
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
2.Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; - in contempt.
This weak and writhled shrimp.
- Shak.
Opossum shrimp
(Zool.) See under Opossum.
Spector shrimp
(Zool.) any slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella and allied genera. See Illust. under Læmodopoda.
Shrimp catcher
(Zool.) the little tern (Sterna minuta).
Shrimp net
a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.

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