Scampi Definition

skămpē, skäm-
scampi
noun
Any of several large, greenish prawns, valued as food.
Webster's New World
A large shrimp broiled or fried with its tail on and served hot.
Webster's New World

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

  • Italian

    From Wiktionary

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