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shell·fish

 (shĕl′fĭsh′)
n. pl. shellfish or shell·fish·es
1. Any of various edible aquatic invertebrate animals having a shell, especially mollusks such as clams and oysters, and crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs, and shrimp.
2. An edible mollusk, in contrast to a crustacean: regulations concerning fish, crustaceans, and shellfish.
3. The edible flesh of such animals.

shell′fish′ing n.
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shellfish

(ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any aquatic invertebrate having a shell or shell-like carapace, esp such an animal used as human food. Examples are crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters and molluscs such as oysters
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shell•fish

(ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
an aquatic animal having a shell, as the oyster or other mollusks or the lobster or other crustaceans.
[before 900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
mussel - black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine
huitre, oyster - edible body of any of numerous oysters
clam - flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
cockle - common edible European bivalve
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
crawdad, crawfish, ecrevisse, crayfish - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
limpet - mollusk with a low conical shell
lobster - flesh of a lobster
crayfish, langouste, rock lobster, spiny lobster - warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
escallop, scollop, scallop - edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
2.shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shellshellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
carapace, cuticle, shell, shield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
scaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
coat-of-mail shell, polyplacophore, sea cradle, chiton - primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
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shellfish

noun molluscs, crustacean, bivalve Fish and shellfish are the specialities.

Shellfish

clam, clappy-doo or clabby-doo (Scot.), cockle, crab, crayfish or crawfish, Dublin Bay prawn, freshwater shrimp, king prawn, langoustine, lobster, Moreton Bay bug, mussel, Norway lobster, oyster, prawn, scallop or scollop
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Translations
سَمَكَه مَحاريَّه ، صَدَفَهمَحَار
korýšměkkýš
skaldyr
äyriäinen
školjke
kagylós állat
skeldÿr
조개
mäkkýš
lupinar
skaldjur
สัตว์น้ำประเภทมีเปลือก
trai sò

shellfish

[ˈʃelfɪʃ] N (shellfish (pl)) (Zool) → crustáceo m; (as food) → marisco(s) m(pl)
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shellfish

[ˈʃɛlfɪʃ] [shellfish] (pl)
n (= crustacean) → crustacé m (= mollusc) → coquillage m
npl (to eat)fruits mpl de mershell game n (US)
(lit) tour de passe-passe qui se pratique avec des gobelets
(= fraud) → escroquerie f
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shellfish

[ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ] n pl inv (crab) → crostaceo; (mollusc) → mollusco (Culin) → frutti mpl di mare
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shell

(ʃel) noun
1. the hard outer covering of a shellfish, egg, nut etc. an eggshell; A tortoise can pull its head and legs under its shell.
2. an outer covering or framework. After the fire, all that was left was the burned-out shell of the building.
3. a metal case filled with explosives and fired from a gun etc. A shell exploded right beside him.
verb
1. to remove from its shell or pod. You have to shell peas before eating them.
2. to fire explosive shells at. The army shelled the enemy mercilessly.
ˈshellfishplural ˈshellfish noun
any of several kinds of sea animal covered with a shell (eg oyster, crab).
come out of one's shell
to become more confident and less shy.
shell out
to pay out (money). I had to shell out twenty dollars.
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shellfish

مَحَار korýš skaldyr Schalentier οστρακόδερμο crustáceo äyriäinen coquillages školjke crostaceo 조개 schelpdier skalldyr skorupiak mariscos моллюск skaldjur สัตว์น้ำประเภทมีเปลือก kabuklu deniz ürünü trai sò 贝类
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shellfish

n. molusco; marisco.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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shellfish

n (pl -fish o -fishes) marisco
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The toxins, known as paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, can cause numbness and drowsiness, loss of consciousness and respiratory failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Associated with fatal paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in the Pacific but not known to be toxic in the western Atlantic, P.
The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) undertook the recall, after its own testing found levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins above the legal limit.
Scientists say the contents - supplied by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) - may contain illegally high levels of the toxin which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Traces of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) were found above legally permitted levels during routine tests.
Traces of paralytic shellfish poisoning were found above legally permitted levels during routine tests.
Titled A Molecular Basis for Differential Susceptibility and Accumulation of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins in Commercial Bivalves, the study was supported by grants from NOAA's Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
* Paralytic shellfish poisoning. This causes severe, almost immediate neurologic symptoms, including tingling, numbness, vertigo, dysarthria, dysphagia, weakness, ataxia, and even blindness.
At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, scientists are studying the genetic makeup of the toxic plankton Alexandrium, microscopic organisms that are responsible for recent outbreaks of paralytic shellfish poisoning in the Gulf of Maine and other coastal waters of the northeastern United States.
Paralytic shellfish poisoning causes severe, almost immediate symptoms, including tingling, numbness, vertigo, dysarthria, dysphagia, weakness, ataxia, and even blindness.
fundyense produces toxin that can accumulate in shellfish and cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).