Definition of River prawn

1. Noun. Large Australian prawn.

Group relationships: Long-clawed Prawn, Palaemon Australis
Generic synonyms: Prawn, Shrimp



2. Noun. Large (a foot or more) edible freshwater prawn common in Australian rivers.
Exact synonyms: Long-clawed Prawn, Palaemon Australis
Group relationships: Genus Palaemon, Palaemon
Generic synonyms: Prawn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of River Prawn

river bottom
river boulder
river cooter
river crab
river dolphin
river god
river gods
river gum
river horse
river horses
river lamprey
river lampreys
river limpet
river otter
river pear
river prawn (current term)
river rat
river rats
river red gum
river shad
river turtle
riverain
riverains
riverbank
riverbanks
riverbed
riverbeds
riverboat
riverboat queen
riverboat queens

Literary usage of River prawn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Official Year Book of New South Wales by Australian Bureau of Statistics (1897)
"river prawn (Penaeus Macleayi, Haswell).—The river prawn is not so large as the two preceding species, seldom exceeding 4 or 5 inches in length. ..."

2. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"... the river prawn of the West Indies and Guatemala, of Surinam and the Ganges, with its lobster-like size of twelve inches long. ..."

3. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"... the river prawn of the West Indies and Guatemala, of Surinam and the Ganges, with its lobster-like size of twelve inches long. ..."

4. Zoölogical Science: Or, Nature in Living Forms by Anna Maria (Treadwell) Redfield (1858)
"The Common Prawn is not more than an inch and a half in length ; but the RIVER Prawn of the Carolinas and Florida, ..."

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