Definition of shellfish in English:

shellfish

Line breaks: shell|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlfɪʃ
 
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noun (plural same)

  • 1An aquatic shelled mollusc (e.g. an oyster or cockle) or crustacean (e.g. a crab or shrimp), especially one that is edible: this species is harmful to marine shellfish
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    • 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.
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  • 1.1 [mass noun] Shellfish as food: they plied me with enormous platters of fresh shellfish
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    • 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.

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