Definition of penaeid in English:

penaeid

(also peneid)

noun

Zoology
  • A pelagic shrimp of the widespread family Penaeidae (order Decapoda), which includes the commercially important tiger prawn Penaeus monodon.

adjective

Zoology
  • Belonging to the family Penaeidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Penaeidae, family name from Penaeus, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

penaeid

/pɪˈniːɪd/