Large shrimp broiled or sautéed and served in a garlic and butter sauce.
Any of several large, greenish prawns, valued as food.
A large shrimp broiled or fried with its tail on and served hot.
Origin of scampi
- Italian pl. of scampo a kind of lobster from Greek kampē bending (from its shape) perhaps from Greek kamptein to bend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition