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Meaning of SHELLFISH

Pronunciation:  'shelfish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
  2. [n]  meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

SHELLFISH is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: mollusc, mollusk
 See Also: bivalve, carapace, cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk, chiton, clam, coat-of-mail shell, cockle, crab, crabmeat, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, cuticle, ecrevisse, escallop, gastropod, huitre, invertebrate, lamellibranch, langouste, limpet, lobster, mollusc, Mollusca, mollusk, mussel, oyster, pelecypod, phylum Mollusca, polyplacophore, rock lobster, scallop, scaphopod, scollop, sea cradle, seafood, shell, shellfish, shellfish, spiny lobster, univalve



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Shell"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a
shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other
mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs.