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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.

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

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]
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)

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
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)

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

shellfish

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

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.

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

shellfish

n. molusco; marisco.

shellfish

n (pl -fish o -fishes) marisco
References in classic literature ?
I knew indeed that shell-fish were counted good to eat; and among the rocks of the isle I found a great plenty of limpets, which at first I could scarcely strike from their places, not knowing quickness to be needful.
What was more important, the shell-fish on which I lived grew there in great plenty; when the tide was out I could gather a peck at a time: and this was doubtless a convenience.
But the sun shone, the air was sweet, and what I managed to eat of the shell-fish agreed well with me and revived my courage.
Sea fowls are pecking at the small crabs, shell-fish, and other sea candies and maccaroni, which the Right Whale sometimes carries on his pestilent back.
As I sat there upon the beach of the little fiord eating my unpalatable shell-fish, I commenced to wonder how it had been that the four savages had been able to reach me, though I had been unable to escape from my natu-ral prison.
As my eye wandered along this romantic stream, it would fall upon the half-immersed figure of a beautiful girl, standing in the transparent water, and catching in a little net a species of diminutive shell-fish, of which these people are extraordinarily fond.
They learned the ways of the fish and the shell-fish, and they invented hooks and lines, nets and fish-traps, and all the diverse cunning ways by which swimming meat can be garnered from the shifting, unstable sea.
What reasonable man ever supposed that ornaments were something outward and in the skin merely -- that the tortoise got his spotted shell, or the shell-fish its mother-o'-pearl tints, by such a contract as the inhabitants of Broadway their Trinity Church?
To the row of houses indicated to him by Mr Charles Cheeryble, Nicholas directed his steps, without much troubling his head with such matters as these; and at this row of houses--after traversing a very dirty and dusty suburb, of which minor theatricals, shell-fish, ginger-beer, spring vans, greengrocery, and brokers' shops, appeared to compose the main and most prominent features--he at length arrived with a palpitating heart.