king prawn



  • A large prawn of the Penaeidae family, found in the Mediterranean, off the Spanish and Portuguese coasts and elsewhere in the world. Generally a dirty greyish-brown when raw, and pink to red when cooked. Varieties include crevette royale, crevette rouge, eastern king prawn, western king prawn, banana prawn and tiger prawn.


  • noun a type of very large prawn, the type which is served as scampi