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English Dictionary: shrimp by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
shrimp
n
  1. disparaging terms for small people [syn: runt, shrimp, peewee, half-pint]
  2. any of various edible decapod crustaceans
    Synonym(s): prawn, shrimp
  3. small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
v
  1. fish for shrimp
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shrimp \Shrimp\, v. t. [Cf. AS. scrimman to dry up, wither, MHG.
      schrimpfen to shrink, G. schrumpfen, Dan. skrumpe, skrumpes,
      Da. & Sw. skrumpen shriveled. Cf. {Scrimp}, {Shrink},
      {Shrivel}.]
      To contract; to shrink. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shrimp \Shrimp\, n. [OE. shrimp; -- probably so named from its
      shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea
                  belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera,
                  having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are
                  used as food. The larger kinds are called also
                  {prawns}. See Illust. of {Decapoda}.
            (b) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran
                  tribe {Caridea}, or any species of the order
                  Schizopoda, having a similar form.
            (c) In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some
                  amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the
                  fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under {Fairy}, and
                  {Brine}.
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