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English definition of “shell”

shell

noun [C]     /ʃel/
COVERING B2 the hard outer covering of some creatures and of eggs, nuts, or seeds: a snail's shell an egg shellThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsFruits and seeds and their parts
BOMB a bomb fired from a large gun → See also sea shellBombs and missiles
(Definition of shell noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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