shelly

adjective
\ ˈshe-lē How to pronounce shelly (audio) \
shellier; shelliest

Definition of shelly

1 : abounding in or covered with shells a shelly shore
2 : of, relating to, or resembling a shell

Examples of shelly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paleontologists have found indentations of the reptiles’ impressive teeth on the shells of squid relatives called ammonites, demonstrating how the lizards grabbed and crushed their shelly meals. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of shelly

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shelly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelly. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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