Any of various basidiomycete fungi that form shelflike carpophores (spore-bearing structures) on tree trunks or decaying wood. Also called bracket fungus.
noun 1. ice forming part of or broken from an ice shelf. noun 1. a less common term for ice shelf shelf ice An extension of glacial ice into coastal waters that is in contact with the bottom near the shore but not toward the outer edge of the shelf.
noun 1. the term or period during which a stored commodity remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption: Many medicines have a very short shelf life. noun 1. the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating
noun, Library Science. 1. a record of the books and other materials in a library arranged in the order in which the materials are stored on shelves.
noun, Library Science. 1. a symbol indicating the location of a work on a shelf.