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A large, commercially important prawn.
- ‘For main, if your'e feeling decadent, why not go for the lobster platter; langoustines, mussels, whelks, oysters all surround the halved lobster on a bed of ice.’
- ‘Oh they're really quite small, they'd be about the same size as a nice big tiger prawn or a langoustine, so half the size of a lobster that you would expect to buy in the shop that had been caught in the wild.’
- ‘Colin hand-dives for scallops when he has time, and a friend's creels supply us with crabs and lobsters, crayfish and langoustines.’
- ‘It was glorious: huge scallops, dressed crab, mussels, prawns, langoustines, various fillets of fish and an enormous lobster tail - all caught that day.’
- ‘Arrange the langoustines or tiger prawns on top and scatter with Parmesan shavings.’
French, from langouste (see langouste).
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