scampi


scampi

noun, plural scam·pi. Italian Cookery.

  1. a large shrimp or prawn.
  2. a dish of shrimp or prawns grilled or sautéed in oil or butter and garlic.

noun

  1. (usually functioning as singular) large prawns, usually eaten fried in breadcrumbs

n.1930, plural of Italian scampo “prawn,” ultimately from Greek kampe “a bending, a winding,” from PIE root *kamp- “to bend” (see campus).

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