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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shrimp  \Shrimp\,  n.  [OE.  shrimp;  --  probably  so  named  from  its 
  shriveled  appearance.  See  {Shrimp},  v.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  macruran  Crustacea 
  belonging  to  {Crangon}  and  various  allied  genera, 
  having  a  slender  body  and  long  legs.  Many  of  them  are 
  used  as  food.  The  larger  kinds  are  called  also 
  {prawns}.  See  Illust.  of  {Decapoda}. 
  b  In  a  more  general  sense  any  species  of  the  macruran 
  tribe  {Caridea},  or  any  species  of  the  order 
  Schizopoda,  having  a  similar  form 
  c  In  a  loose  sense  any  small  crustacean,  including  some 
  amphipods  and  even  certain  entomostracans;  as  the 
  fairy  shrimp,  and  brine  shrimp.  See  under  {Fairy},  and 
  {Brine}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Crangon 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  family  Crangonidae  [syn:  {Crangon},  {genus 
  Crangon}] 




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