Scampi meaning

skămpē, skäm-
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Large shrimp broiled or sautéed and served in a garlic and butter sauce.
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Any of several large, greenish prawns, valued as food.
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A large shrimp broiled or fried with its tail on and served hot.
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A large cooked shrimp.
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A langoustine or Dublin Bay prawn.
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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

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