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shellfish Syllabification: shell·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈSHelˌfiSH/

Definition of shellfish in English:

noun (plural same)

1An aquatic shelled mollusk (e.g., an oyster or cockle) or a crustacean (e.g., a crab or shrimp), especially one that is edible.
Example sentences
  • Add any available shellfish or molluscs - abalone, sea snail, Moreton Bay bugs.
  • They impact the populations of shellfish and crustaceans in their area.
  • For the shellfish may carry an infection which causes severe stomach upsets in anyone who eats them.
1.1Edible mollusks or crustaceans as food.
Example sentences
  • Milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts cause most reactions.
  • Fish and shellfish are still important foods in the current diet, as they were in the past.
  • Small mammals, turkeys, fish, and shellfish were important foods, as too were hickory nuts.

Words that rhyme with shellfish

elfish, selfish
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