Meaning of “shrimp cocktail” in the English Dictionary

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"shrimp cocktail" in British English

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shrimp cocktailnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌʃrɪmp ˈkɒk.teɪl/ us /ˌʃrɪmp ˈkɑːk.teɪl/ US UK prawn cocktail

shrimp served cold in a glass with a spicy tomato sauce, usually eaten as an appetizer (= a small dish served before a main course)

(Definition of “shrimp cocktail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)