shellfishery

noun

shell·​fish·​ery ˈshel-ˌfi-shə-rē How to pronounce shellfishery (audio)
-ˌfish-rē
: a commercially exploited population of shellfish

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shellfishery was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Shellfishery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shellfishery. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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