shellfish

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noun shell·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of shellfish

  1. :  an aquatic invertebrate animal with a shell; especially :  an edible mollusk or crustacean

Examples of shellfish in a sentence

  1. lobsters, crabs, and other shellfish

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of shellfish

before 12th century


SHELLFISH Defined for English Language Learners

shellfish

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noun shell·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of shellfish for English Language Learners

  • : an animal (such as a crab or an oyster) that has a hard outer shell and that lives in water


SHELLFISH Defined for Kids

shellfish

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noun shell·fish \ˈshel-ˌfish\

Definition of shellfish for Students

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shellfish

  1. :  an invertebrate animal (as a clam or lobster) that has a hard outer shell and lives in water


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