noun, plural (especially collectively) shellfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) shellfishes.
an aquatic animal having a shell, as the oyster and other mollusks and the lobster and other crustaceans.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
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
noun 1. an eastern Asian plant, Alpinia zerumbet, of the ginger family, having pendulous clusters of fragrant white flowers with variegated markings. 2. bells of Ireland. 3. any of several other plants with flowers or parts thought to resemble shells, as those of the genus Tigridia.
noun 1. a sleight-of-hand swindling game resembling thimblerig but employing walnut shells or the like instead of thimblelike cups. 2. any deceit, swindle, fraud, or the like. noun 1. the US name for thimblerig shellacking
noun 1. a close-fitting, semiformal jacket, with a short back, worn in the tropics in place of a tuxedo. shell jacket noun 1. an army officer’s waist-length mess jacket
noun 1. a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk. 2. any of various objects resembling such a covering, as in shape or in being more or less concave or hollow. 3. the material constituting any of various coverings […]