Definition of shellfish
: an aquatic invertebrate animal with a shell; especially : an edible mollusk or crustacean
Examples of shellfish in a Sentence
lobsters, crabs, and other shellfish
Recent Examples of shellfish from the Web
Some oyster farmers in Southeast Alaska are closed for business due to high levels of paralytic shellfish poison, or PSP, found in the mollusks.
Shellfish can be grilled in under 8 minutes, and large shrimp make for a quick and tasty meal on any sized grill.
Both LuLu’s locations in Destin and Gulf Shores, Alabama, have a separate allergy menu with options that are free of dairy, egg, gluten, shellfish, soy and seafood.
So where can a hungry traveler get their hands on some shellfish that's ready to jet?
Waters is one of the eight new shellfish operators granted state licenses.
In the Boise area, poké typically is made with ahi (yellowfin tuna) or hamachi (yellowtail), but some places use shellfish, salmon and other finfish.
Pseudo-nitzschia australis is a regular inhabitant of Monterey Bay, but the bloom in 2015 contained especially high levels of domoic acid, which led to closures of anchovy, sardine, shellfish and crab fisheries.
Andalusians love their fried seafood: shellfish, squid and especially pescaditos, or tiny, crunchy sardines and anchovies.
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First Known Use of shellfish
before 12th century
SHELLFISH Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of shellfish for Students
: an invertebrate animal (as a clam or lobster) that has a hard outer shell and lives in water
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