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prawn

noun [C] uk   /prɔːn/ us    /prɑːn/ mainly UK (US usually shrimp)
B2 a small sea creature with a shell and ten legs, that can be eaten: Prawns are grey when they're raw, and turn pink when they're cooked. peeled prawns
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