Definition of tiger shrimp in English:

tiger shrimp

(British tiger prawn)


  • A large edible shrimp marked with dark bands, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

    • ‘I go for a daily special: blackened tiger shrimp with grilled polenta and squash and avocado butters.’
    • ‘But then, perhaps you'd like to be more adventurous and go for the succulent tiger shrimp.’
    • ‘My linguine di mare contained a generous portion of tiger shrimp, tender calamari, bay scallops and mussels, tossed with al dente linguine and a light oregano-scented tomato sauce.’
    • ‘Greg stabbed at a large, overcooked tiger shrimp with a fork.’
    • ‘Super Mum had the pan-roasted West Cork scallops and black tiger shrimp with a pearl barley and mascarpone risotto, and lemon confit for €45.’