pl. -·pi or -·pies
- any of several large, greenish prawns, valued as food
- a large shrimp broiled or fried with its tail on and served hot
Origin of scampiIt, plural of scampo, a prawn or shrimp
Large shrimp broiled or sautéed and served in a garlic and butter sauce.
Origin of scampiItalian, pl. of scampo, a kind of lobster, from Greek kamp&emacron;, bending (from its shape), perhaps from Greek kamptein, to bend.