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shrimp cocktailnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌʃrɪmp ˈkɒk.teɪl/  us   /ˌʃrɪmp ˈkɑːk.teɪl/ US (UK prawn cocktail)
shrimpservedcold in a ​glass with a ​spicytomatosauce, usually ​eaten as an appetizer (= a ​smalldishserved before a ​maincourse)
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