Definition of softshell
: any of a family (Trionychidae) of freshwater carnivorous turtles that have sharp claws and mandibles and a flat round shell covered with soft leathery skin instead of with horny plates —called also soft-shelled turtle
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The catch has also dwindled in some of those states, such as Rhode Island, where clammers harvested barely 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of softshell clams in 2015 after frequently topping 100,000 pounds (45,359 kilograms) in the 2000s.
Next came a softshell crab fried like a piece of Nashville hot chicken.
Yangtze softshell turtles, also called Red River turtles, are the largest freshwater turtles in the world.
The company’s latest designs include roomy, durable freeride jackets, snugger, more breathable softshell alpine fits, and extremely breathable active suits for mountaineering.
In the fall, more than 20,000 migrating ducks will converge here, and in the summer, one of the refuge’s rarest species, spiny softshell turtles, will bask and forage on its gravelly beaches and sandbars.
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