Meaning of “shellfish” in the English Dictionary

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"shellfish" in British English

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shellfishnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈʃel.fɪʃ/ us /ˈʃel.fɪʃ/ plural shellfish

(Definition of “shellfish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shellfish" in American English

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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 commonly eaten as food.

(Definition of “shellfish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)