shellfish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “shellfish” in the English Dictionary

"shellfish" in British English

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shellfishnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈʃel.fɪʃ/ (plural shellfish)
seacreatures that ​live in ​shells and are ​eaten as ​food, or one of these ​creatures: Lobsters, ​crabs, and ​oysters are all shellfish.
(Definition of shellfish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shellfishnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈʃel·fɪʃ/ (plural shellfish)
an ​animal that ​lives in ​water and has a ​shell: [C] Lobsters, ​crabs, ​shrimp, ​mussels, and ​oysters are all shellfish ​commonlyeaten as ​food.
(Definition of shellfish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shellfish”
in Arabic مَحار…
in Korean 조개류…
in Portuguese crustáceo, marisco…
in Catalan marisc…
in Japanese 貝殻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甲壳类水生动物…
in Turkish su kabuklusu, deniz yumuşakçası…
in Russian моллюски, ракообразные…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甲殼類水生動物…
in Italian frutto di mare…
in Polish skorupiaki, owoce morza…
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